Reuse and Recycling

We take our responsibility as consumers seriously. We encourage the repair and reuse of our own devices, as well as reducing the rise of electronic waste around the world.

Why are we doing this?

Every year, consumers throw away millions of mobile phones since most phones aren’t built to last and we’re constantly encouraged to upgrade our devices. While some of these discarded phones are properly recycled, others are recycled under dangerous working conditions or end up in landfills.

We want to make the most of the materials inside a product. We support take-back and recycling programs to bring recycled materials back on the world market.

Our approach

We sell spare parts and offer repair tutorials to help make your phone useful for as long as possible. Our program to take back phones helps ensure that your old phone is reused or properly recycled. We’re also working with partners to improve local collection efforts in countries struggling with electronic waste and transport discarded phones to Europe for safe recycling.

Reducing electronic waste

Collecting old phones for reuse and recycling

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Our objectives

  • Encourage Fairphone community to donate old phones through recycling programs
  • Support phone collection in developing countries with local partners

Together we can change the way products are made