Gallery: Top 7 Eco-Fashion Milestones of 2016 (Vote for Most Game-Changing...

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Fix a faulty zipper? Or patch up a rip in a jacket? If you live in Sweden, these simple acts of repair could result in a lower tax bill. In a bid to reduce materials consumption, the country’s ruling Social Democrat and Green party coalition has proposed tax breaks on repairs for everything from bicycles to footwear. In plans drawn up for the fall budget, Swedish officials suggested dropping, from 25 percent to 12 percent, the value-added tax on getting these items fixed. A second proposal will allow Swedes to claim back on their income tax up to half the labor costs of fixing appliances such as washing machines, fridges, dishwashers, and stoves.

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One Response to “Top 7 Eco-Fashion Milestones of 2016 (Vote for Most Game-Changing)”

  1. ava says:

    Why is everyone obsessed with plastic and welding? Don’t you know it creates emissions every time you do it?

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