policy, legislation and regulation to support and encourage local manufacturing, remaking, and a circular economy

Repair Tax Incentive (Sweden):

From Value Chain to Value Cycle (in Swedish and English)

The Swedish government is introducing tax breaks (halving VAT) on repairs.

Right to Repair (EU - in development):

On a Longer Lifetime for Products: Benefits for Consumers and Companies (report outlining proposed legislation)

The EU is preparing legislation that would legalise a customer's 'right to repair', and would force vendors to design products for longer life and easier maintenance.

Urban Cultural Policy and the Changing Dynamics of Cultural Production (Australia) Research project on the creative economy and complex urban manufacturing which aims to inform new policies around cultural production and manufacturing

Institute for Local Self Reliance report policy suggestions, also applicable to creative and maker spaces; one page summary

Deconstruction Ordinance (US)

Local regulation from Portland relating to permits and recycling requirements for pre-1916 houses; one year report on outcomes; article by Fiona Jenkins (Adelaide)

Deconstruction Ordinance (US)

Local regulation from Milwaukee relating to permits and recycling requirements for pre-1930 houses

Deconstruction Ordinance (Canada)

Local regulation from Vancouver relating to permits and recycling requirements for pre-1940s houses

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