Read Protect the planet with these sustainable and repairable phones (Android Central)

A modular phone lets you connect accessories to add new features make it even better. Here are the best choices right now.

Good article on ethical/repairable options for smartphones.  Of course the most ethical phone is the one you already have, but… good to see some interest in the repairability of newer phones.  Teracube is interesting with their very reasonable flat fee for repairs for 4 years.

Quoted A circular economy for smart devices

demonstrating how companies can adapt software, hardware and business models for a circular economy. They show the changes companies could make, which parts of the supply chain might benefit most and which consumers are likely to be most receptive.

Three types of intervention that can be made – hardware, software, and business model.
Quoted From Smart to Senseless: The Global Impact of 10 Years of Smartphones

Slowing the production cycle means making phones that last longer, which allows the resource and energy drain of each device to be spread over time. Extending lifespans is about designing more durable products, capable of being easily and inexpensively repaired or upgraded. It’s also about extending the lifespan of components, by harvesting parts from e-waste to reuse as spare parts or in new phones.

Quoted From Smart to Senseless: The Global Impact of 10 Years of Smartphones (

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.