Right to repair

We should be able to fix our stuff when it breaks. That means getting the companies who make our stuff, to give us the right to repair our stuff.

We should be able to fix our stuff when it breaks. We need easy access to the information, tools, resources and third party repair shops it takes to fix our cell phones, appliances, electronics and other equipment. That means working together to get the companies who make our stuff, to give us the right to repair our stuff. When they do, it will be better for the planet, better for our budgets, and things will work the way they are supposed to.

The Latest on Right to repair
2022 Legislative Recap: Some wins, some missed opportunities

Toxic threats

2022 Legislative Recap: Some wins, some missed opportunities

Every year, guided by our program agenda and with the support of our thousands of members across the state, WashPIRG advocates in Olympia to advance state level legislation that would create a healthier future for Washington. The 2022 legislative session ended last month, so we wanted to highlight some of the progress that was made this year, and some of the missed opportunities.

Updates
What You Can Do
Featured Resources
The Latest
Type
2022 Program Agenda

Beyond plastic

2022 Program Agenda

Each year, WashPIRG sets out goals for the legislative session and beyond. In addition to helping us measure our progress, our program agenda lets decision-makers know which high-priority consumer items our members want us to tackle.

Statement: House Committee advances important Right to Repair bill

Right to repair

Statement: House Committee advances important Right to Repair bill

The Washington House Committee on Consumer Protection and Business voted to advance “Right to Repair” legislation - House Bill 1810 (Gregerson) on January 19. The bill, backed by a coalition of local repair shops, consumer interest groups, and environmental non-profits, aims to tackle the growing problem of unrepairable electronic products by ending manufacturer repair monopoly. The bill will require cell phone, laptop and tablet manufacturers to make parts, tools and manuals available to consumers and independent repair shops.

Media Statements  

WashPIRG supports Right to Repair

Right to repair

WashPIRG supports Right to Repair

On January 13, 2022, WashPIRG's Advocate Nicole Walter testified before the Washington House Committee on Consumer Protection and Business in support of House Bill 1810, a proposed "Right to Repair" bill to tackle the growing problem of unrepairable electronic products by requiring cell phone, laptop and tablet manufacturers to make parts, tools and manuals available to consumers and independent repair shops.

Media Releases  

As national momentum builds, Washington Legislature holds Right to Repair hearing

Right to repair

As national momentum builds, Washington Legislature holds Right to Repair hearing

A diverse coalition of repair shops, security experts, school district representatives, digital equity groups, consumer advocates and environmental non-profits urged the Washington House committee on Thursday to pass “Right to Repair'' legislation – House Bill 1810 (Gregerson). Similar to other repair legislation around the country, HB 1810 aims to tackle the growing problem of unrepairable electronic products by requiring cell phone, laptop and tablet manufacturers to make parts, tools and manuals available to consumers and independent repair shops.

Media Releases  

Show More