Quoted From Smart to Senseless: The Global Impact of 10 Years of Smartphones (greenpeace.org)

Design choices to extend product life include 1) material selection, i.e. whether the plastic or metal is non-virgin and is suitable for clean recycling, 2) accessible components, so that devices can be easily repaired and later disassembled, 3) availability of software updates, repair manuals, and spare parts.

Design choices to extend the life of smartphones

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