Microsoft has released a new study that emphasizes the positive impact of product repairs on the environment. It focuses on better repairable methods to be adopted by the company in future and there is a possibility that it may come up with a self-repair program like Apple, Samsung and even Google. Here are the conclusions.
Microsoft considers product repair good for the environment!
This study, in collaboration with UK-based consulting firm Oakdean Hollins, explains how Repair (both factory and esp repair) an appliance has a better impact on the environment with a reduction in waste and greenhouse gas (GHS) emissions,
The report takes into account the Surface Pro 6/8 and Surface Book 3/Surface Laptop Studio to showcase the changing design of Microsoft products for easy repair. And so, it was concluded that “Product and process design changes and expanded repair services enabled by the available FRU have the potential to significantly reduce waste and GHG emissions by enabling device repair in lieu of device replacement.,
It highlights that it can reduce average waste by up to 92% and average GHS emissions by 89%. Transportation logistics also played a role in GHS and waste emissions. Taking a broken product to a repair facility increased emissions of greenhouse gases, while mail-in services had a better impact on the environment.
The report “recommends making more FRUs available for ASP providers and the same as currently available for Xbox consoles by creating a Surface Regional Center for factory repairs.”
While this study focused more on how the repair process could be improved for a sustainable environment, it indirectly hinted at a self-repair program as repair has now proven to be a better option. . However, we still don’t do that if Microsoft aims to take on the likes of Apple, Samsung and Google. In a statement, Microsoft suggested that it has “It has been taking steps over the years to expand the options available to repair the device and to expand the options available to repair the device.,
It remains to be seen when that will happen, he said. We’ll keep you posted, so stay tuned, and let us know your thoughts on it in the comments below.