Waste not want not: Sweden to give tax breaks for repairs

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Waste not want not: Sweden to give tax breaks for repairs

Government to tackle 'throwaway culture' by cutting VAT on fixing everything from bicycles to washing machines

The Swedish government is introducing tax breaks on repairs to everything from bicycles to washing machines so it will no longer make sense to throw out old or broken items and buy new ones. Sweden's...

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