If you wear your jeans a lot, eventually they’ll start to get a hole. What do you do? You throw them away and buy a new pair, of course. Everybody knows that.
Sweden is introducing tax breaks on repairs to items like fridges and bicycles in an effort to combat waste — and perhaps boost the country's economy at the same time.
The idea is to fight throwaway consumer culture by making it more affordable to repair goods, rather than ditching broken for brand-new.