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Manufacturers consider their roles in reuse and repair

Published: January 10, 2024
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Walter Alcorn, vice president of environmental affairs and industry sustainability at the Consumer Technology Association, (center) speaks with Craig Boswell, co-founder and president of HOBI International (left) and Paul Walker, senior director at Samsung Electronics America, during the Role of Reuse as Tech Evolves session. | Big Wave Productions/E-Scrap News

Device repair and reuse is a hot topic, and OEM representatives recently talked about how manufacturers are supporting – and can better support – that aspect of the industry.  Continue Reading

OEMs launch new e-scrap and reuse effort

Published: January 10, 2024
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Lenovo, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony Electronics partnered with the Consumer Technology Association to form the Consumer Technology Circularity Initiative. | Olga Miltsova/Shutterstock

Major electronics manufacturers this week joined with the Consumer Technology Association to form the Consumer Technology Circularity Initiative, aiming to boost e-scrap processing, improve repair and reuse, and incorporate more recycled content into products. Continue Reading

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PIRG petitions Microsoft to extend Windows 10 support

Published: November 1, 2023
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According to the Public Interest Research Group, roughly 40% of PCs currently in use cannot upgrade to Windows 11. | Rawf8/Shutterstock

As Microsoft prepares to end support for a huge number of Windows 10 devices, the Public Interest Research Group has started a petition to extend the support period for the operating system. Continue Reading

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In federal briefing, Apple supports national repair law

Published: October 25, 2023
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A technician works on repairing an iPhone.

Apple previously opposed right-to-repair bills in various states, but has seemingly changed its tune in tandem with the passage of California’s law. | PK Studio/Shutterstock

Apple supports the concept of federal right-to-repair legislation, and it will voluntarily extend the requirements of California’s new repair law to the rest of the U.S., Apple’s repair boss said Tuesday.  Continue Reading

California’s right-to-repair bill becomes law

Published: October 11, 2023
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The recently signed bill means Californians are free to fix many of their devices and appliances. | Jonathan Lenz/Shutterstock

Consumers in California now have the right to repair some of their electronic devices after Gov. Gavin Newson signed SB 244 into law Oct. 10.  Continue Reading

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California legislators send right-to-repair bill to governor

Published: September 18, 2023
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Supporters of SB 244 pose in front of a pile of laptops and other devices during a rally. | Andy Smith, Courtesy of CALPIRG

California’s right-to-repair bill for electronics awaits Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature, and supporters are lauding the years of work it took to get to this point.  Continue Reading

HP supports California right-to-repair bill

Published: September 13, 2023
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Computing giant HP has joined the ranks of companies such as Apple in supporting California consumers’ right to fix their own devices. | BalkansCat/Shutterstock

California’s right-to-repair bill is drawing more high-profile backing, with HP becoming the latest OEM to publicly endorse it.  Continue Reading

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Apple throws support behind California right-to-repair bill

Published: August 23, 2023
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Supporters of SB 244 held a rally for the bill’s passage on Aug. 22 | Courtesy of CALPRIG

After years of pushing back against bills that would grant consumers the right to repair electronics, Apple announced it supports an amended version of one such bill currently in play in California.  Continue Reading

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