Sweden is implementing tax breaks and refunds on repairs in order to incentivize consumers to repair broken objects rather than replace them. This measure is intended to reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions related to consumption. It also will help grow the service industry for home repairs, which may help immigrants without formal education to find jobs.
Climate Protection: Reduces greenhouse gases from consumption and waste
Energy & Mobility: Saves energy from manufacturing and transporting goods
Jobs & Assets: Creates local jobs, saves consumers money
Connection: Reduces throwaway culture
This post is part of a series on examples of multisolving, or climate-smart policies that simultaneously work to mitigate climate change while providing co-benefits such as the ones described above. The multiple benefits analysis was done using the FLOWER framework.