Photo: Fairphone/Closing The Loop (Flickr cc)

E-waste is a growing problem and electronic companies are contributing to it because it is getting increasingly complex to repair mobile devices. Together with iFixit, Greenpeace ranked 40 different smartphones, tablets and laptops based on the ability to repair.

Photo: Fairphone/Closing The Loop (Flickr cc)

The amount of e-waste could be reduced if electronic devices last longer and become easier to repair. Greenpeace and iFixit scored the devices on categories like the time it takes to repair a device, possibilities for upgrading and the availability of spare parts. Fairphone 2 scored best and devices of Apple, Samsung and Microsoft had the lowest scores.

Greenpeace and iFixit have identified the practices that contribute to the issue of e-waste and showed that it is possible to change them, so repairable devices become the norm.

For more information, visit: https://www.rethink-it.org/