With right to repair, we imagine a different kind of system, where instead of throwing things out, we reuse, salvage, and rebuild.
The new program is expected to divert 10 million tons, roughly 15% of all of the country’s waste, from landfills. To accomplish this goal, it will improve the efficiency of its recycling systems, while also facilitating the reuse of old products to manufacture new ones.
According to AP News the Guatemalan government has predicted the ban, “…would eliminate more than half of the non-organic waste produced in the country.”
The government of Tanzania has issued a ban on producing, using, importing, or selling plastic bags.
The circular economy is an emerging economic model based on recycling and repairing.