Neil's Noodlemaps

Repair and maintenance

1 community repair events

2 culture change

3 problems

  • products are increasingly harder to repair

3.1 e-waste

  • is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world

Fifty million tonnes of e-waste is produced on an annual basis and that could grow to 120m by 2050 if left unchecked.

  • question: how big is it currently, relative to others?
  • the amount of household appliances failing within 5 years of their purchase has increased over time

3.2 carbon emissions

  • CO2 emissions associated with device manufacture
  • "around 80% of a small electronic device’s carbon footprint — over the whole of its lifecycle — is emitted before it even reaches UK shores."

3.2.1 dodgy carbon accounting

  • "The UK is, however, very special. Not only for its mind-blowing historical carbon debt, but also for its current, very creative, carbon accounting"
  • "We must take responsibility for our emissions, wherever they occur."

4 policy

5 misc

  • Collapse OS
  • Using products for longer is one of the simplest actions we can take towards climate justice

6 articles

According to Pete Seeger, "If it can’t be reduced, reused, #REPAIRED, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted, then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production". We couldn't agree more. #RightToRepair #EWWR2019

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