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We often come across situations where we throw away a smartphone or a coffee maker because it seems easier to replace than repair. We’ve all opened a drawer to find heaps of old, discarded electronics. Not only does this cost money, but it contributes to the growing problem of electronic waste, often termed as e-waste, that, just like too many cars on the road and too much-wasted energy from homes, contributes to climate change. In this post, we’ve five ways in which you can reduce e-waste in 2023 to turn the tide on climate change. let’s get started:
1. Know What You Have
Given the number of electronic devices we toss into drawers and cupboards, it is hard to understand what we have, where we have purchased it from, and its purchase receipts or warranty registrations to notify when they go out of warranty. As a result, we often don’t utilise the full potential of our warranty rights, leading to us discarding electronics that still have plenty of years left in them.
This is where we, iWarranty, step in to provide you with a great tool that consolidates and organizes your devices, and their purchase information and warranty rights. For added convenience and peace of mind, download the app from Apple Store / Google Play Store and start uploading your products; you will be surprised at how many items you already have!
Now, instead of buying new devices and appliances, you can repair and reuse your existing devices and appliances. The result: less e-waste and more money-saving.
2. Repair, Reuse and Retain Your Products
You can extend the life of products by taking care of the products you already own. Manufacturers’ instructions on caring for your products can help you preserve their lifespan. Additionally, if repairs are needed, iWarranty enables you to use a product’s warranty to repair and reuse your items for as long as possible. You save money and help our environment.
If your warranty has expired, iWarranty’s Green Repair Network will help you find affordable repairers for your products. We use artificial intelligence to match your product with a nearby repairer, helping you save both time and money. And if you can’t find your user manual for your product, iWarranty’s app has a service that finds your user manual.
3. Rehome (Donate) or Resell to Those in Need
One increasingly popular way to reduce e-waste is to rehome something you are not using. Around the world, access to smartphones and computers is becoming essential for young and old to study from home or connect with their loved ones over Zoom. Rehoming an item gives a second life to an appliance or device.
During the recent lockdowns, iWarranty rehomed several laptops, mobile phones, toasters, and lawnmowers. When you download iWarranty, our app helps you rehome your appliances or electronics and get in touch with email@example.com.
This holiday season, bring a smile to someone in need by giving them your unused appliances or electronics.
4. Recycle Electronics and Batteries
More and more, every major retailer and brand store has in-store, online, and drop-off site recycling options, so you can recycle computers, mobile phones, batteries, TVs and many home appliances. Some merchants even allow you to trade your obsolete equipment for gift cards.
Before purchasing electronics, ask the store if it has a buyback program since most large retailers give that option to their customers. If your retailer does not have this option, get in touch with the iWarranty team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our team will be able to provide you with many options for the free collection and safe disposal or rehoming of what you own.
5. Take a Step Towards Environmentally-Friendly Electronics and Home Appliances
It is hard to stop buying new gadgets, but before buying, do your research about the raw materials used to manufacture your mobile phone, dishwasher, laptop, or other appliances. Some raw materials are easy to recycle while others aren’t. Gadgets also contain many toxic materials. Based on what you learn, purchase the least toxic item and let your retailer know that you desire to see more items that will not harm the environment.
Better yet, before buying, ask yourself whether you really need it. There are good alternatives, like upgrading the software or repairing your current laptop instead of buying a new one. (See Tip 2)
So try these five tips and join us in being a smart consumer and become a member of the iWarranty family by downloading our app.
It is the 21st-century way to productively and proactively manage your household’s electronic and appliance waste.
Download the free iWarranty App today!
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