Right to repair: “Americans throw away 416,000 cell phones a day”

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KENNEWICK, Wash. — Want to learn more about ways to reduce e-waste and save money on tech repairs? The Right to Repair Campaign is hosting a Zoom webinar this Tuesday, March 8 at 11:30 a.m. PST, according to a recent press release.

“Our Right to Repair campaign is about giving every consumer and small business access to the parts, tools and service information they need to repair products so we can keep things going and reduce waste,” according to Right. to Repair.

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The Right to Repair Campaign reports that Americans spend nearly $1,500 on new electronics per household per year. WashPIRG (Washington Public Interest Research Group) reported, “Americans throw away 416,000 cell phones a day, and only 15-20% of e-waste is recycled.”

According to a recent press release, the Zoom webinar hosted by Right to Repair advocates will discuss consumer-friendly brands and how the United States can “repair instead of replace,” to name a few.

Webinar Experts

  • Nicole Walter: WashPIRG lawyer – Seattle
  • Madison Dennis: WashPIRG organizer – Seattle
  • Sandy Hayes: Principal of North Shore School District – Woodinville and Bothell
  • Abraham Diekhans-Mears: Sales Manager Interconnection Charitable Computer Recycling – Seattle
  • Elizabeth Chamberlain: Director of Sustainability at iFixIt

Link to join the Zoom webinar on March 8 at 11:30 a.m. PST: https://publicinterestnetwork-org.zoom.us/j/99300821275?pwd=K25zY2d4WHE5QjFCeE9ISEpnelBFUT09#success.

Learn more about the right to repair: Washington House Bill 1810Heb 1810

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