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Répar’acteurs: the art of locally developing the circular economy

Répar’acteurs: the art of locally developing the circular economy
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A committed action in favor of the environment

A real link in the circular economy, the repair sector helps to reduce our waste and reduces our ecological footprint by taking action against waste. Over the past two centuries, economic development has thus been carried out according to a production process operating as if resources were infinite or almost. But in a context of environmental, economic and social crises, new strategies are emerging among manufacturers, communities and all stakeholders. These are based on a circular approach to the economy, which revolves around seven major lines of action, including repair.

Craftsmanship: the first responsible company in France

And the message is clear: 80% of electrical and electronic devices are repairable. The Chamber of Trades and Crafts thus acts through its network of craftsmen under the label Répar’acteurs, against waste and overconsumption. Mobilizing consumers around the challenges of sustainable development, reducing the consumption of resources (raw materials, water, energy) linked to the manufacture and production of waste and consuming better by extending the life of products and objects thus makes it possible to promote the circular economy which is in the very DNA of French craft businesses. And this virtuous circle is not without consequences, since it also allows them to achieve a significant increase in their turnover at the end of the year.

Consuming better thanks to the Répar’acteurs network

Through their skills, their know-how and their commitment, the Répar’acteurs members thus honor the repair of goods and equipment before any replacement with a new object. In the territories and in the city centers, the Répar’acteurs logo “I repair … and it starts again!” allows the general public to easily identify these shapers of the second wind. The support of the CMA, which provides a communication kit, geolocation via the national repair directory and the integration of repairers into local clubs, helps to increase the visibility and credibility of these craftsmen. In Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, there are more than 12,000 repair artisans: repairers of televisions and household appliances, gardening equipment restorers, watchmakers, jewelers or leatherworkers… As many qualified professionals who allow, on the one hand, to preserve one’s wallet and the planet, and on the other hand, to participate in the local economy that creates jobs and social ties in the heart of the territory.

To join the Répar’acteurs network: Ariane Julien – a.julien@cmar-paca.fr / 07 85 74 41 52

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