Right to Repair Europe is very excited to share with you our latest campaign: the 10 Year Smartphone, a phone designed to be repaired, with 10 years of software updates, 10 years of spare parts availability, and much more!
Sounds too good to be true, right?! Maybe, but all the more reason to check it out!
We all know the problem. Over 200 million smartphones are sold every year in the EU. That’s nearly 7 every second. Each time one of these phones is made, it creates between 40 and 80kgs of CO2 (the same as a 3 hour drive).
And where are the old ones going? The answer is: into the bin. E-waste is the fastest growing waste in the world. Over 50 million tons were discarded in 2019, and only 17% were properly recycled.
How can you help?
The #10YearPhone is an answer to that. If all phones in Europe lasted 10 years, we would save 6 million tons CO2 emissions a year.
Don’t worry, we don’t think that buying a new phone is the solution. We want Europe to be ambitious about long-lasting, repairable phones! We are asking you to:
- Check out the 10 Year Smartphone
- Trust us enough to click through to “pre-order”, and sign our letter to the European Commission, asking for all phones to be 10 Year phones
- Share the 10 Year Smartphone as much as possible on social media. If you’re looking for inspiration, here are a Tweet, Facebook and Instagram posts
And… in case you are already sold to the idea, you can cut-through to the “pre-order” page. Are you ready to say good bye to throw-away electronics?