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How Phone Repairs Can Help Reduce CO2 Emissions

How Phone Repairs Can Help Reduce CO2 Emissions

The Irish government has a highly optimistic plan concerning electric vehicles and carbon emissions. With the use of several policies and financial encouragement, they set a target goal at almost a million electronic vehicles by 2030.

All with an idea that more electric vehicles would mean less CO2 emissions, both in transport and in production. Realizing this plan would mean wonders for the Irish future. However, there is an easier, much faster, and more economically sound way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions - phone repairs.

Climate Change and Phone Repairs

In a recent study, it was found that unless we do something, the carbon footprint left by the communication industry could grow from 1.5% to around 14% in 2040. Now, even 1.5% is significant when you consider that most articles addressing climate change talk about transportation and heavy industry as the main sources of CO2 emissions.

And actually, this 1.5% is far more important because it can be easily influenced by consumers

What do you think causes a large part of the carbon footprint in the communication industry? 

The constant production of new equipment. This can be tackled with phone repairs and refurbished devices.

If we could extend the life span of smartphones alone by only one year in the EU, we could reduce the carbon footprint equal to removing 2 million cars off the roads annually. Now, compare that to the government’s plan to have a little less than one million electric vehicles on Irish roads by 2030.

The government’s plan is a great long-term solution, but it is also quite expensive for the average citizen. Using your smartphone for a year longer will save you money and have a much quicker impact on the carbon footprint.

Phone repairs are made difficult and undesirable by the companies producing the smartphones because they want you to buy a new one next year, and another one the year after that. The same can be said about laptops, headphones, smartwatches, and tablets, not to mention smartphone accessories.

Most of today’s mobile devices are made to be replaced in a few years. Updates are quick to slow down older models, and companies make operating systems obsolete fast. All with the purpose to sell another product next year. At the same time, we know only one per cent of smartphones are recycled. 

Phone Repairs Help Save The Planet and More

If your phone stopped working or your contract ended, don’t just get a new one. Keep using your phone and repair the malfunctions for as long as possible. This will help save the planet by reducing the carbon footprint, but it will also save you money.

When you find a high-quality phone repairs company like PAIRMobile, you can rest assured you will receive expert service for a decent price.  Convinced phone repairs can help you and the planet? Head to our repair shop or contact us if you have more questions.

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