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Rethinking plastic waste

Here at Fairphone, we envision a circular economy, where resources are used and reused in an infinite loop. So we’re examining every step of our phone’s life cycle and finding ways to make improvements. Sometimes the best ideas require you to think outside the box and that’s exactly what ...

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  • Urban mining: Digging for treasure in your old phone

    Urban mining: Digging for treasure in your old phone

    Whether your phone is a Fairphone or not, there’s no escaping the fact that all of our smartphones have a deep social and environmental impact. There are over 30 non-renewable minerals nestled behind that screen in your hand, each one with its own complicated history, from mine to factory ...

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  • First Line Support is Coming Home

    First Line Support is Coming Home

    When a Fairphone owner needs some help, I want the person who answers the call to be the customer’s champion. Someone with an empathetic ear and a passion for Fairphone’s mission. That’s why I’m excited to announce that we’re moving our first line customer support to the place it ...

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  • The most sustainable phone is the one you already own

    The most sustainable phone is the one you already own

    A phone’s biggest environmental impact comes from the manufacturing process. That’s why – whether it’s a Fairphone or something else – the most sustainable phone available is the one you already own. So the longer you keep it, the more sustainable it becomes. Extending the lifespan of existing phones ...

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  • Partnering up for progress: Sourcing responsible gold in Uganda

    Partnering up for progress: Sourcing responsible gold in Uganda

    Gold will never lose its allure. It’s useful, beautiful, rare, and an essential material for many different products. However, many parts of the gold sector remain tainted by environmental destruction, conflict and human rights abuses. Currently, only a limited amount of small scale gold mines can meet standards as ...

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  • Refurbished phones give valuable resources a new life

    Refurbished phones give valuable resources a new life

    Great news! There’s still a chance to get your hands on a Fairphone 2. We’re now selling a limited number of refurbished Fairphone 2s, which we call the Fairphone 2: New Life Edition. These phones have the same high-quality standards as a brand new Fairphone 2 and the same ...

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  • Turning trash into treasure

    Turning trash into treasure

    Here at Fairphone, we’re very aware that our company is a bit of a paradox: it is our business to expose the flaws of the very industry we are a part of. This means that while we always strive to be fairer, greener, better, there’s no escaping the fact ...

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  • Proving our case: Fairphone 2 is sold out!

    Proving our case: Fairphone 2 is sold out!

    When Fairphone was founded five years ago, we set out to show the industry, and the world, that a fairer way is possible. Longer-lasting design, fairer material sourcing, better working conditions, and improved methods of reuse and recycling were our main goals. The Fairphone 2 was our chance to prove ...

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  • Worker satisfaction starts with talking to factory employees

    Worker satisfaction starts with talking to factory employees

    Electronics supply chains contain a seemingly endless number of steps — creating a complete disconnect between the people who make products and the people who use them. When it comes to smartphones, the vast majority are manufactured in China. But the country’s fast, affordable production often comes at a ...

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  • What’s next for Android 7 on Fairphone 2?

    What’s next for Android 7 on Fairphone 2?

    June update We’re happy to announce that our June software update (19.05.3) is now available for the Fairphone 2. It was rolled out on June 4th, so please make sure to check your Fairphone 2 updater app and install the latest version. The latest software maintenance update for the Fairphone 2 ...

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