• If the lifespan of laptops in Germany increased from 5 to 10 years, consumers would save ~30 EUR/year and avoid 860k tonnes of CO2e annually on a national level.
• Repairing laptops will become easier with
right to repair laws as spare parts will be easier to source.
• Regular maintenance of laptops (e.g. defragmentation, deleting temporary files etc) help increase lifespan.
• Leasing laptops is a way to enjoy high quality products for a much lower up-front fee and typically includes repair and maintenance as part of price. It's more convenient too.
• Giving old laptops to
charities or selling them to repair shops is a good way of extending life of unwanted devices.