How Repair Businesses Use Fixably to Improve the Circular Economy

How Repair Businesses Use Fixably to Improve the Circular Economy

We recently reviewed our data, and found out that Fixably customers repaired half a million electronic devices in 2022.

At Fixably, we’re proud to be part of an industry that has real change-making potential. After all, extending device durability is one of the most effective ways to reduce the carbon footprint of electronics; and that’s exactly what Fixably customers do. 

We wanted to understand what that really meant for the environment, so we looked at the main types of devices that we help repair. Then, we checked Apple-issued environmental reports to estimate the average footprint of some of its most popular models, including the iPhone and the Macbook Pro. In doing so, we were able to quantify our customers’ positive influence on the environment.

Average lifecycle carbon emissions of an iPhone according to Apple's iPhone 14 Product Environmental Report

This is the final figure: in 2022, Fixably customers prevented 1,385 tons of CO2 or equivalent emissions (CO2e) from being emitted.

That’s the equivalent of driving a car for over 9.4 million kilometers (5.6 million miles) without making any stops. Here’s another way you can think about this: if you were to drive for that long, you would go around the world no less than 224.5 times!

At Fixably, we strive to streamline customers’ operations so that they can spend more time doing repair and refurbishment, and away from paperwork and admin tasks that do not bring as much value to their business. For one, our electronic signature function, Fixably PaperlessTM, has reduced paper waste by preventing the use of 840,000 sheets of paper.

Figures showing CO2 or equivalent emissions saved and paper saved with Fixably Paperless

We also cooperate with Compensate to offset unavoidable carbon emissions, by investing in several carbon capture projects, such as the TIST Kenya Community Reforestation program program or the ​​Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve in Indonesia, among others.

If you’re curious, you can learn more about our carbon compensation efforts by visiting the Environmental Impact Report on our About us section.

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