Increased ease of repairability will help to reduce e-waste and extend the life of Logitech devices, components and materials.
Today, Logitech International announced a partnership with iFixit — a global repair community that sells replacement parts and provides toolkits and repair guides for consumer electronics devices. Logitech is working with iFixit to facilitate the availability of spare parts, support beyond-warranty repair on select products, and develop relevant guides to support these repairs.
“Consumers often struggle to find avenues to repair and extend the life of their product,” said Prakash Arunkundrum, chief operating officer at Logitech. “More can be done by brands and by broader value chains that wish to play an active role in the shift to a more circular economy. I am excited that we are able to collaborate with iFixit to develop better designs and make it easier for consumers to have a self-repair option to extend the life of our products.”
Global electronic and electrical waste (e-waste) is projected to grow to over 75 million metric tons by 2030, according to the Global E-Waste Monitor 2020 Report. Design and repairability will need to go hand-in-hand to reduce the global amount of e-waste. The growing e-waste challenge is fueled by higher consumption rates, short lifecycles and few repair options. Logitech is working to address this challenge by elevating its repair capabilities to increase the lifespan of Logitech devices, implementing its Design for Sustainability (DfS) principles and driving more circular business models. Essential to Logitech’s product development process, DfS plays an important role in informing design decisions — including those around repairability, refurbishment and recycling.
“Making spare parts available and designing more-repairable devices are the best things manufacturers can do to make their products sustainable,” said Elizabeth Chamberlain, Director of Sustainability at iFixit. “We've been working with Logitech to develop designs that make it easier for people to fix their stuff. And now, we're thrilled by the opportunity to help get Logitech repair parts to people around the world. To give a healthy planet to the next generation, we need to keep our things working for as long as possible, reduce our demand for raw materials, and cut down the amount of e-waste we're generating. It's wonderful to see Logitech working towards those goals, and we're beyond happy to do what we can to help.”
The iFixit Logitech Repair Hub will be the source for genuine replacement parts and batteries for Logitech’s MX Master and MX Anywhere mouse models — the company’s chosen launch products. Parts will be available as standalone or in Fix Kits that contain everything needed to complete a repair such as the replacement part, tools, and a precision bit set. Genuine Logitech replacement parts for these devices will become available for purchase starting this summer in the US.
Logitech is implementing and investing in ways to innovate by designing for sustainability and developing circular models that reduce waste and extend life — such as trade-in and refurbishment programs, and using recycled materials. Recently, Logitech also accelerated its climate-action strategy and has set itself on a direct path to be climate net zero by 2030 and climate positive beyond by capturing more carbon than it creates. It is also the first consumer electronics company to provide detailed carbon-impact labeling on product packaging and online across its entire portfolio. Learn more about all of Logitech’s sustainability initiatives in its FY22 Impact Report or on the website.