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Reduce e-waste: extend the life of smartphones

  • by JW

Sign the petition:

Challenge the planned obsolescence of smartphones.


There’s clearly far too much e-waste:

The growing problem of e-waste


So, what can we do about it?


How about challenging the planned obsolescence of smartphones:

Futures Forum: Planned Obsolescence: and The Men Who Made Us Spend


Or why not buy a phone that isn’t full of conflict minerals and which is easy to repair and which can be disposed of responsibly:

Fairphone 3 review: the most ethical and repairable phone you can buy |

There’s a petition out:



EU Petition: Your Signature Can Help Make Smartphones Repairable |


Demand the Right to Repair your smartphone

They don’t make ‘em like they used to. Cracked screens, weak batteries, broken charging ports… We’d like to fix them, but instead we end up buying a new smartphone because repairs are too expensive, difficult or impossible. Reducing the lifespan of a product may drive sales, but this comes at the expense of consumers, workers and the planet.

That’s why we are asking the European Union to give people the Right to Repair their smartphones by requiring manufacturers like Samsung, Huawei and Apple to design repairable smartphones and provide spare parts and repair information to all repairers and consumers.

Help us put an end to the throw-away economy. Sign the petition and demand better products for a better planet.

For more information, read our short article about this issue.

Demand the Right to Repair your smartphone |



We’re asking the European Union for the right to repair our smartphones. Help us put an end to the throw-away economy!

Sign the petition at

Europe, let’s make smartphones easier to fix! | youtube


With thanks to:

Sidmouth Repair Cafe