If you are interested in trying to live a more sustainable, eco-friendly life, the Fairphone 4 could be for you.
Fairphone was founded in 2013 to create phones in a sustainable way to ensure their impact on the world will be one of positivity. When it comes to making phones, they make sure every step of the supply chain is examined to find ways it can be improved for example-
Fairphone creates their phones with long – lasting designs
In order for people to be able to keep their phones for beyond the 2-year industry average, they have used a unique modular design meaning that it is easy to repair, get hold of spare parts and has frequent software updates.
Fairphone source conflict-free tin and tantalum from the DRC, conflict free tungsten from Rwanda, and Fairtrade gold from Peru so that they become a vehicle for change in the regions that need it the most.
Good working conditions
In order to improve worker satisfaction, they like their workers to be able to share their ideas and concerns to improve their working experience. They asses the factories of a selection of manufacturers to collaboratively make improvements focusing on health and safety, working hours and communication channels.
Reuse and Recycling
To make the most of the vital materials needed to produce the phones they have maximised the take back of old phones and electronic waste from Europe and a selection of African countries that do not have safe recycling practices. By using the best recycling options, they can recycle as many materials as possible from old phones to create new phones.
The Fairphone 4 is their most sustainable phone yet, now with 5G speed, a 5-year warranty and electric waste neutral. No part of this phone is glued shut, allowing it to be easily repaired using just a standard screwdriver. Fairphone sell all the individual parts of the phone online so that any part of the phone can be easily replaced and changed.
Faiphone have their own app that can be installed that can provide information about the phone such as a trouble-shooter with integrated tests that can check the hardware on the phone. This app can also connect you to their customer support team to manage any questions or queries you may have as well as many support guides to help you get the most out of your Fairphone. The app has a ‘planet’ section where you can find the locations of sustainable practices in your local area to make people more aware of the sustainable options available for their lifestyles.
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