"It's more important than ever in a cost-of-living and climate crisis to reuse things as much as we can", says Anna Cargan, 35, who lives with her husband and three young children in the UK. "I'd love to see a world where we all see second-hand as first choice." Her tactics this year include buying second-hand tech, including used phones from Music Magpie, which refurbishes about 400,000 tech items a year in two workshops in the UK and one in the US. "The circular economy is at the heart of what we do - reducing e-waste while saving consumers money," says chief sustainability officer Sam Vesey. Businesses are refurbishing second hand electronics as varied as commercial exercise machines and refurbished phones, says this BBC story.

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