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Microsoft working towards a ‘greener’ future

In an effort to reduce the number of discarded phones, tablets and other devices, Microsoft has teamed up with the well known ifixit website to create a system for training people to repair these devices.

This is a free online training course that has been developed in the interest of increasing the number of devices that are recycled and reducing e-waste.

“One study in the USA found that 62% of people said they have at least one unused mobile phone in their household. With mobile electronics containing valuable and often scarce resources, including copper, gold, lead, zinc, beryllium, tantalum, and coltan, they represent a large materials resource that can be “mined” by recycling them to help build the next generation of devices” says Microsoft’s Josh Henretig.

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By improving the life span of these devices and recycling their resources, software giant Microsoft hopes to have a positive impact on the environment and our wallets.

“By sponsoring this repair business toolkit, we hope that some of the visitors may see this as an opportunity to create a green business for themselves, for their neighborhood, and for the planet.”

For full details on this initiative please see the linked source below and visit the ifixit website linked above.

SOURCE: Microsoft

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