Vodafone aims for smartphone recycling, repair
Vodafone Group unveiled a three-year program to recycle, refurbish or repair businesses across Europe and Africa, as well as raising money for conservation organization WWF.
£1 or local equivalent from all phones collected during the event will be donated by Vodafone to WWF’s projects around the world.
Vodafone said the 1 million Phones for the Planet program would support its goal of reducing its carbon emissions to net zero by 2040. The scheme will also help eliminate e-waste and create a more circular economy for mobile phones.
The operator cited a lifecycle assessment by Erwann Fangeat, ADEME, et al, which showed that buying a refurbished smartphone could save around 50 kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) compared to climate change over a newly manufactured device. Can reduce the contribution to 87 percent. Eliminating the need to remove 76.9 kg of raw material.
Vodafone’s program includes projects in South Africa, Germany and the UK, as well as apps designed to help its customers make sustainable choices, using mobile technology to help address conservation and sustainability challenges. use technology.
Earlier this month, industry group the GSMA has claimed Changes in mobile phone recycling rates could reduce CO2 emissions by 21.4 million tonnes annually by 2030.
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