Disassembly: Repair or buy new?


We all agree that keeping things in use as long as possible is a basic principle of Circular Economy, but why is it so hard when it comes to tech?

Currently, about a tonne of gold a year ends up in UK landfills or incinerators from unwanted tech. This is due to a result of constantly upgrading and discarding old goods and not repairing our electronic gadgets.

Why are we doing this? Is it planned obsolescence, fashion trends or is it just too expensive to repair electronic equipment?

In this Hour, working in pairs you’ll strip a laptop, find out how difficult or easy it is to repair and see the value hidden within.

Help and tools provided.