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These phones were saved from the dump

Dutch company Closing The Loop has set up a smartphone collection network in Africa so these once valued handhelds may…

Salvaging ‘lost phones’ from Africa’s waste graveyard

Around 2 million mobile phones have been diverted from e-scrap burning operations in developing countries thanks to Closing the Loop….

Samsung makes phone recycling pact to end mobile graveyard

Did you know there are already 1 billion more mobile phones in the world than people? And yet, little over…

Chicago one of the top 10 cities for phone recycling

US consumers throw away almost 150 million mobile phones every year while no more than 20% get recycled, according to…

Dallas Zoo saves the gorillas, one phone at a time

With Spring upon us, nature is awakening. Dallas Zoo in the US has just welcomed its first new-born gorilla of…

Millions of old phones gathering dust in Australian homes

Are you the type to gift the latest smartphone to a loved one during the holidays? Next time, think again….

Phones from the future: foldable and fully recyclable

A group of Australian experts has invented a semiconductor that could open the door to a new generation of ‘flexible’…

Pollutec highlight: reviving smartphones in France

More than 1.5 billion mobile phones were sold worldwide last year while about 140 million handsets were refurbished, representing a…

Haiti’s plastic scrap finds second life in US phone cases

ReYuze Cases is the name behind a US-based company that produces phone cases out of 100% recycled plastic collected from…

Stripping an iPhone? Leave it to Daisy

United States: ‘Daisy’ is the name that’s been given to a robot developed by Apple for the deconstruction of its…

Study shows environmental value of refurbishing smart phones and tablets

Germany – The refurbishing of a single smartphone saves 14 kg of primary resources and 58 kg of greenhouse gas…