The electronics repair and maintenance sector in China offers significant conservation value when measured in terms of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e). Under the scenarios we examine the RMC sector avoids between 65 million and 212 million tonnes of CO2e compared to new manufactures of computers. To put those numbers in some perspective these savings represent the equivalent of taking between 15–50 million passenger vehicles off the road for a year.
Suggested citation: Wang, Xiaowei and Lepawsky, Josh. 2022. Where is Repair? Computer repair in China. The WIRE Journal.
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