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Small devices—big impact

From making devices to discarding them, tech’s cost to the environment is clear at every stage of its life.

440 lbs of raw materials, including 50 different elements, are required to make one smartphone.*

of raw materials, including 50 different elements, are required to make one smartphone.*

80% of a device’s lifetime carbon 
emissions come from making it.**

of a device’s lifetime carbon emissions come from making it.**

55 million tons of electronic waste are produced every year—that’s 150 Empire State Buildings every day.†

of electronic waste are produced every year—that’s 150 Empire State Buildings every day.†

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Stepping up to reduce e-waste

At Asurion, we make millions of devices last longer every year.


  • We keep more phones out of landfills by reusing over 99% of the devices that are returned to us.

  • We repair 4.5 million devices every year—that’s 138 million to date.

  • We’ve prevented 55 million lbs. of e-waste to date.


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Ready to repair?

Visit us or let one of our experts come to you—we can fix almost any household device, from tablets and game consoles to appliances and TVs.

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*Source: Agence De La Transition Ecologique, "Evalutaion De L’impact Environmental D’un Ensemble De Produits Reconditionnes," 2022

**Source: Ericsson Research, "Life Cycle Assessment of a Smartphone," 2016

†Source: Global E-waste Statistics Partnership (GESP), “The Global E-waste Monitor 2020,” 2020