5 Ways To Reduce Your Electronic Waste; And The Companies That Help You Do It (2022)
Whether you’re shopping for a new smartphone, or looking for ways to extend the lifespan of your devices, these 5 companies have got your back:
If it’s broken, fix it!
iFixit offers step-by-step guides to help you fix your broken gadgets instead of shelling out for a new one and adding to the e-waste problem.
They also have an Answers forum where you can search discussions for similar repairs their members have made in the past, or you can start a new one. They even sell parts and tools for you to use in your repairs that have been rigorously tested by their team.
All with the aim of helping keep that phone in your pocket a little longer, and e-waste out of landfills.
2. Back Market
Building trust for refurbished devices.
Back Market have been making a splash in the world of refurbished devices for quite some time now. Founded six years ago in Paris, Back Market is the world's first online marketplace dedicated to refurbished consumer electronics. Available in 16 countries including the US and Japan.
Shoppers can get like-new devices for up to 70% off the original price. Better for the environment and better for your wallet.
Listings include a transparent grading system and every device is guaranteed to be 100% functional regardless of its grade: Fair, Good, or Excellent.