SER advisory report

Repair Promotion

The Committee for Consumer Affairs (CCA) of the SER is of the opinion that measures promoting product repairs, for example, by making available repair-related information (such as technical information for the benefit of repairers and/or repair instructions for consumers) as well as spare parts, can serve the sustainability ambitions of the European Commission and the Netherlands.

Repairs can help extend the life span of a product so that fewer new products will need to be produced. However, there is no "one size fits all" solution: measures do need to be proportionate and appropriate. It is also important that these measures contribute to accelerating the transition to a circular economy.