Creating a Repair Society

Policies, networks and people

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March 2, 2021 | Sahra Svensson-Hoglund

Exploring Dimensions of Repair as a Matter of Time

Repair is often explored in the context of the infrastructure (e.g., supply of spare parts and repair expertise) and access (e.g., affordable price and ability to connect with repair expertise) that are available when a repair is needed (e.g. after the damage is done). However, these elements are only part of what determines the “ability to repair” something. By assuming a systems-perspective across the lifecycle of a product, it becomes clear that although the decision to repair-or-not-repair is fundamentally one that is made by the user, the factors that determine whether, and to what extent repair is even possible, are determined much earlier in the product’s lifecycle, while also being impacted in real-time by the conditions in the user-phase.
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October 5, 2020 | Sahra Svensson-Hoglund

A vision for a Repair Society

Right to Repair is being promoted across the globe. But what is the end goal? We explore a vision for a repair society and how it can include the multiple dimensions of repair and engage relevant stakeholders.
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September 7, 2020 | Jessika Luth Richter

EPR, Reuse and a Circular Economy

A recent CREACE study based on interviews looked at barriers and drivers for reuse of white goods. One finding was that that current EPR systems can pose a barriers for re-use.
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June 29, 2020 | Jessika Luth Richter

The ubiquitous Rs – what are they really?

We often hear about the 3Rs - reduce, reuse, recycle - and sometimes even more. But what do the Rs really mean and how can different definitions be a problem?
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April 30, 2020 | Jessika Luth Richter

DIY Repair increases during Coronavirus Pandemic

It seems increased time at home during the Coronavirus pandemic has led to more people fixing at home and spending more time on maintenance. …
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April 2, 2020 | Jessika Luth Richter

How do we better promote the repair sector in Sweden?

CREACE project researchers Dr. Carl Dalhammar and Dr. Jessika Luth Richter worked with Master's students at the IIIEE to investigate the state of the repair sector in Sweden and policies that could further promote repair.
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February 21, 2020 | Jessika Luth Richter

CREACE launched!

The CREACE project has started! The overall aim of the project is to enable Swedish leadership in a circular economy, via repair, by amassing …
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