Issues > Electronics > Environment > Reuse & Repair
Reuse & Repair
One of the main issues the electronics industry faces is the prevalence of 'planned obsolescence' - that is, the practice of releasing products that are designed to become outdated after a short period of time, thereby shortening the replacement cycle and forcing consumers to constantly upgrade. Planned obsolescence makes repairing broken goods unappealing because it is more difficult and costly than simply replacing them.
See 'The Story of Electronics' animation
Don't just throw out old electronics if they stop working, see if they can be repaired, and if not recycle it with a reputable e-waste recycling scheme
Identify which companies produce the electronic goods you use and encourage them to invest in longer-lasting designs and products
Learn more about the 'Right to Repair'