Do you own one of the 1.6 billion unused phones shoved into the far corners of drawers and closets? These forgotten mobile phones are packed with valuable materials that can be used again and again. So dig them out and start recycling! With just a little bit of effort, you can help make the electronics industry more sustainable.
This summer, our recycling program is joining forces with Genoeg Magazine to increase the collection of mobile phones. Get a free shipping label below to send your old phones during June and July and receive a €45 discount on the Fairphone 2. Plus, the Jane Goodall Institute will receive half of the recycling profit and allocate it to their community-centered habitat conservation projects.
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Keeping your data safe
Our DEKRA-certified partner removes all personal data from your phone. For peace of mind, you may wish to delete the data yourself before sending in your phone.
Supporting Fairphone’s mission
Recycling your phone is a great way to show you care about fairer electronics. Any revenue we receive from your old phones we use to support this recycling program and all our other social and environmental projects.
Note: This program is only for complete phones. If you want to return a module, go back to the top and select “Fairphone modules”.
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Here’s how to send in your old phone to make sure it’s safely reused or recycled:
That’s it! Thanks for supporting safe recycling and helping Fairphone extend the lifespan of mobile phones.
Based on the specifications of your phone, it appears that the cost of shipping is greater than the value that the phone would bring to our recycling program. So we recommend that you recycle your phone locally.
At the right, you’ll see some suggested options for selling or donating your phone for safe recycling. Besides these options, most electronics and mobile phone stores have a free recycling drop-off point.
However, if you can’t find any suitable options where you live, we will still accept your old phone for our recycling program.
*Except for Closing the Loop, we have no direct ties to the companies mentioned above. Please be sure to carefully read the terms and conditions on each website before sending in or dropping off your phone.
If you know of any other companies or recycling points that you think we should include on our list, please contact us.
Don’t throw your used modules* away! Send them to our office so we can refurbish or recycle them, and keep precious materials out of the trash.
*Modules only, please. For safety reasons you need to recycle the batteries locally.
How to send your module(s):
1) Pack your module(s) for shipment. Use the original packaging if possible.
2) Send it to the address at the right.
3) Ship it with your preferred delivery service. (Please note we cannot cover shipping costs.)