How to Buy Ethical and Eco-Friendly Electronics

Repair What You Have

Avoid buying new devices if you can to minimize your impact. Each new gadget comes at a cost in terms of its manufacturing, shipping, use, and disposal.

Buy Used or Refurbished

Try shopping for used or refurbished tech. You can sometimes get a discount on devices that are often indistinguishable from brand-new.

Standards to Look For

Look for the EPEAT label, which is managed by the Global Electronics Council. Registered products must meet various criteria for environmental performance and impact

How to Dispose of Your Old Electronics

When you upgrade to new gadgets, try to find a useful life for your old gear. You can often repurpose your old gadgets or pass them on to someone who can use them

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