Addressing the challenges of consumption, increased mineral extraction and increased waste whilst also fighting for our right to repair, requires systemic solutions. Solutions or, more correctly, partial solutions already exist. But we can expand and grow them.
Solutions operate at government or policy level, encouraging (or enforcing) manufacturers to provide the right to repair; at a city or local authority level, providing the infrastructure or services to enable more repair; via commercial and independent repairers, serving their local community; via volunteer repair organisations, helping citizens repair and learn; and as consumers, by acting ourselves.
A culture where repair and reuse are designed from the outset,
where people understand and value repair,
where repair and reuse become the norm.