1 community repair events
2 culture change
- products are increasingly harder to repair
- 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."
- Collapse OS
- Using products for longer is one of the simplest actions we can take towards climate justice
- Why taking responsibility for our carbon emissions means promoting the Right to Repair
- Giving old tech a second life
- Also reusues the skills of people previously manufacturing
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