For the environment: Maximising our use of the precious materials already in everyday products would reduce the depletion of natural resources.
For the economy: Finished products have more economic value than the raw materials inside them.
For the economy: Re-use and repair activities can create far more jobs than recycling.
For society: Consumers would have a better choice of after sales service providers at more competitive prices, driving down the cost of repair.
For society: Easily repairable goods could also be sold on the second hand market at low prices, especially to low-income groups.