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Climate change right to repair gathers force

19 February 2020

broken appliances by trees

The European proposals refer to lighting, televisions, and large home appliances. At least 18 US states are considering similar laws in a growing backlash against products that can’t be prised apart because they’re glued together, don’t have a supply of spare parts, or lack repair instructions.

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Indicators of progression for discussion starters

Component Indicator Level
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to explain how and why technological knowledge becomes codified and explain the role codified knowledge plays in technological practice. 5
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to critique the role of technology in the development of sustainable environments. 8

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Keywords: charateristics of technology, appliances, law, sustainability, construction and mechanical

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