Petition to design and support repairable smartphones

6 7 SMARTPHONES ARE SOLD IN EUROPE EVERY SECOND

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Here we spread the word of the coalition of European organisations "Right to Repair Europe". They demand in their petition to the European Commission:

"Manufacturers should be required to:

• Design smartphones that can be easily disassembled without breaking the device;
• Make spare parts available to all repairers and consumers;
• Provide repair manuals and information on how to fix their phones
• Commit to long-term security updates to extend the life of their products"

 In its news blog, "Right to Repair Europe" further explains:

"Why Ecodesign matters?

Ecodesign policies have so far largely focused on improving products’ energy efficiency in the use phase: by reducing the amount of energy they consume. However, last year’s round of regulations for the first time included repairability criteria for home appliances such as TV, fridges and washing machines.

It’s time to extend this approach to smartphones as well as other consumer electronics products such as tablets and computers."