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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…

Samsung getting ready to recycle cobalt from phones and cars

Global – Battery supplier Samsung SDI Co. says it will recycle cobalt from used mobile phones in light of ongoing…

Texas zoo reminds animal lovers to recycle phone books

United States – Remember phone books? At a time when 50.8% of US citizens rely on their mobile phones rather…

Getting the most out of phones dumped in Africa

The Netherlands – ‘It is clear to me that, on the one hand, you have a huge demand for metals…

US$ 40 billion milestone in sight for refurbished phone sector

United States – The global refurbished and used mobile phone market will be worth US$ 38.9 billion by 2025, according…

Samsung will start recycling Note 7 phones this month

Korea – Samsung will recover an estimated 157 tons of gold, silver, cobalt and copper for recycling from the Galaxy…