In 2017 each person in New Zealand generated around 20.1 kg per year of e-waste, Newsroom reports. News this week that Apple will make repair kits available for some of its products, after years of criticism, has renewed the focus on the right-to-repair products rather than replace and throw them out. Just extending the life of all washing machines, notebooks, vacuum cleaners and smartphones in the EU by one year is the equivalent of removing two million cars from the roads. The right to repair is therefore a climate issue.