EU and 18 states have Right to Repair

So many products are designed to be hard to repair or upgrade. It’s easier to buy a new washing machine or phone than to fix it. This leads to mountains of waste. But “Right to Repair” legislation in the European Union and a number of states are driving manufacturers to change designs.

https://eeb.org/europe-paves-way-for-right-to-repair/


Researchers in Canada estimate that all those smartphones, laptops, and tablets, together with the infrastructure that enables our virtual activities, will be responsible for 3.5% of global CO2 emissons by next year, and 14% by 2040. The smartphone is the real killer: emissions are expected to reach 125 megatons (Mt) of CO2 equivalent (CO2e) per year in 2020, compared with 17 Mt CO2e per year in 2010. Up to 95% of those emissions are caused by production. So keeping phones in use as long as possible, and then recycling them, is crucial.

 http://www.ethicalcorp.com/battle-turn-tide-e-waste-epidemic