On March 1, a law entered into force in the European Union, which obliges manufacturers to repair household appliances within 10 years. Now European buyers of refrigerators, washing machines, hair dryers or televisions can count on the “right to repair.” Manufacturers are required by law to ensure the availability of spare parts for up to ten years. True, some components will only be supplied to professional repair companies. In addition, new equipment should be supplied with repair instructions. At the same time, it should be possible to repair it using ordinary tools. This law, in theory, should improve the environmental situation. Europeans now generate more than 16 kilograms of technical waste per person every year, and half of that comes from broken household appliances. In the future, they want to extend the “right to repair” smartphones, laptops and other devices, Ferra.ru reports.