It would be almost impossible to live without technology, but being honest, not everybody can afford a good computer or smartphone. Manufacturers have been looking for different ways to reduce production rates towards reducing IT equipment selling prices but, how can we minimize costs?
Standardizing manufacturing processes can lower production costs and resource consumption. The same standardization will contribute to developing more efficient manufacturing processes that will not pollute the environment by misusing energy, water, metals, etc.
Every year we see thousands of new releases in the market, but this doesn't mean that our previous devices are now obsolete. If we all work over prolonging equipment lifecycle, then the demand and prices will also decrease.
Companies always surprise their users with the most creative and iconic packages, but unfortunately, they all always end in the trash once opened. It would be impossible to skip packaging, but at least we can start looking for recyclable ones that don't harm the environment.
Giving our equipment a second chance will be meaningful for your budget and the environment. Buying used equipment will also be a good opportunity and will let you save some money.
It would be better to extend equipment life rather than recycling it. Whenever our equipment turns obsolete or nonfunctional, recycling its parts will be an excellent way to decrease costs and minimize the impact caused by manufacturing processes.