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Product lifetime, right to repair, and repair cafes

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Show simple item record Parajuly, Keshav Green, James A. Rückschloss, Jana Peeters, Jef R. Luth Richter, Jessika Johnson, Michael Kuehr, Ruediger Fitzpatrick, Colin 2021-06-17T21:04:42Z 2021-06-17T21:04:42Z 2021
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Achieving a more circular production and consumption pattern will require consumers to make proactive choices regarding practices such as repair and product life extension. However, galvanizing such choices and practices may not be left alone up to consumers because their behaviors are driven not only by internal factors (e.g., attitude and motivation), but also by external (e.g., economic, social, and political) factors. Having a clear understanding of these factors in play will help to set expectations for behavioral change from consumers’ side and to plan behavioural interventions that are effective in terms of the expected results, efficient in terms of the cost of implementation, and feasible in terms of social and political acceptance. This paper explores these behavioral and non-behavioral elements affecting the decision to participate in circular practices. It takes the repair case of electrical and electronic products at public repair events to document factors governing the facilitation of repair practices. A questionnaire survey was conducted among nearly a thousand volunteer repairers with experience in repairing two product groups: small electrical appliances (e.g., vacuum cleaner, mixer, and coffee maker) and small electronic equipment (e.g., smartphone, laptop, and tablet). en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 4th PLATE 2021 Virtual Conference, 26-28 May 2021;
dc.subject repair en_US
dc.subject electronics en_US
dc.subject consumer en_US
dc.subject consumer attitudes en_US
dc.subject consumer behaviour en_US
dc.title Product lifetime, right to repair, and repair cafes en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.31880/10344/10246
dc.contributor.sponsor IRC en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor European Union (EU) en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor Horizon 2020 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 713279 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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