IEEE experts identify the fourth r-word in sustainability – repair

Reduce, reuse and recycle is the foundation of sustainable living. However, experts from IEEE , the world’s largest technical professional organization, identified repair as an equally important, environmentally friendly R-word, especially when it comes to the consumer electronics industry. Through modest design changes, cellphone manufacturers can improve the repairability of its products and streamline the upstream manufacturing process, thereby minimizing environmental impact, while also improving global commerce and social development.