The „ZEIT Online“ recently published a video introducing the new Swedish theme „repair instead of replace“.
The new bill is proposing to reduce taxes i.e. for repairing shoes and bicycles by 7%. Another suggestion is to deduct repair costs for a fridge from the income tax. In December, the Swedish parliament will decide on the proposal. Time will show whether and how the suggestions are relisable, however, in todays consumer society, we feel that it is an interesting approach to teach us about the value of and care for items.
We say „thumps up“: ZEIT online