Reduce, reuse, recycle.
- In order to reduce, there need to be proper infrastructure to compensate for the thing being reduced;
- In order to reuse, things need to be durable and easily maintainable, modularly upgradable and repairable;
- If you go to the recycle step ignoring the first two, you've already lost.
As we see, just "changing consumer habits" doesn't work.
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@drq Arguably Right to Repair matters for both 1 & 2.
If you can only replace the memory in a device instead of having to buy a whole new one, it reduces its footprint in comparison to buying a whole new device.
And likewise, if the parts are replaceable, then it's reusable and similarly reduces its footprint.
Same argument against tivoization, when official support ends, being able to use alternatives instead of having to buy a new device is much better.
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