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As devices have become smaller and new technologies get more sophisticated, that’s led to a shortened lifespan – with consumers needing to get their devices replaced with newer, and costlier, versions of what they already have. Right to Repair Electronics hoped to change that.
The concept has quickly caught on. Industry groups, like the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, came out in support of Right to Repair, citing the environmental and economic benefit of doing so.
Right to Repair bills mandate that electronics manufacturer provide spare parts and repair manuals for aging electronics. Advocates say this is going to help cut down on the growing e-waste problem.
E-waste refers to used electronics that people no longer want, and far too often simply throw out with household trash. The problem is that every year the amount of e-waste being pitched skyrockets across the globe.