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Raphaël Guastavi – ADEME (English version): What if we repaired to reduce consumption and reuse products destined for recycling?

22 Mai 2024
30min 20s

Software obsolescence, spare parts prices, compulsive purchases, lack of information or even lack of maintenance…

 

While 85% of French people plan to repair their broken products, only 30% actually do so: a gap justified by a repair that is sometimes more expensive than buying a new product! This perceived or real cost is an obvious obstacle to repair, even though it makes it possible to extend the life of products, limit the exploitation of new resources and therefore contribute to preserving the planet.

 

To reverse this trend and support the evolution of French consumers’ consumption habits, ADEME, the Agency for Ecological Transition, has set up several levers of action that aim to improve the life cycle of products, particularly electrical and electronic products, by making repair more accessible to all.

 

In this episode of On The Way, Raphaël Guastavi, Deputy Director of Circular Economy at ADEME, explains how ADEME has emphasized the need to produce and consume differently, by prioritizing sobriety and the preservation of resources.

 

First of all, he shares with us his career, marked from the beginning by a sensitivity for the environment and ecology. And how, from a specialization in the study of household waste and its treatment within local authorities, it is now working on a national scale to reduce the environmental impact of households and businesses.

 

Between Repair funds, Reuse funds, repair bonuses and QualiRépar approved repairers; Raphaël explains how ADEME contributes to supporting the French in reducing their environmental impacts through the circular economy by promoting reuse and repair.

 

An inspiring podcast for those who aspire to a more responsible and sustainable consumption, available on all your favorite listening platforms!

 

And you can also find all the other « On The Way » episodes!

 

Enjoy!

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