Join us in our push for more repairable, longer-lasting smartphones. We love and depend on them, but they shouldn’t cost the earth!
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.
In case you still need convincing, here are some stats:
- 6.7 smartphones are sold every second in Europe
- The average smartphone lasts 3 years before being replaced
- 72% of the direct climate impact of smartphones results from the manufacturing stage
- Extending the life of European smartphones by just 1 year would save 2.1 million tonnes of CO2 per year. The equivalent of taking 1 million cars off the road.