Fairphone Pushes Smartphone Companies to Become More Environmentally Friendly

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By Filomena Iovino | 1Q 2022 | IN-6451


Fairphone's Recyclable Smart Devices are Long-Lasting and Fair


Given the constant rise in demand and production volume in the electronics sector, as well as the concentration of harmful and valuable components being used in the manufacturing process, the volume of e-waste created is becoming a growing global concern. In an effort to reduce this impact, Fairphone has highlighted the potential for the major tech companies to reshape the industry by creating smart devices that are more sustainable and long-lasting. The company was launched in 2010 as a public awareness campaign with a mission to design and manufacture mobile phones with reduced environmental and social effects.

Fairphone is considered one of the most environmentally conscious enterprises in the mobile technology sector. Notable activities include collaborations with the Fair Cobalt Alliance to improve the situation for artisanal miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo, alongside many other groups such as B Corp and UN Global Compact. The company works with Closing the Loop on safe electronic-waste recycling in Africa and with Teqcycle…

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