A “recyclable” phone that aims to revolutionize the mobile phone industry.


The idea of a sustainable smartphone is far from new, even if it has not gained popularity among fans of iPhone, Samsung, Huawei, etc. But it seems that there is enough interest in such a gadget to justify further iterations. A product called Fairphone is available for pre-order on the manufacturer’s website for the 3rd generation.

Fairphone 3 promises to be easily repairable and made from responsible materials and recycled materials. One of the tasks of the manufacturer is to develop a trend towards repairing smartphones, unlike most offers at the moment, which requires replacing the phone when it no longer works.

Such an initiative will significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions and consume the resources necessary for the production of smartphones, which is sometimes achieved through practices that threaten the lives and well-being of citizens in countries with poorer economies.

Fairphone 3 was made from tin and tungsten from conflict free zones, gold bears the Fair Trade mark, and copper and plastic are recycled. Manufacturers also want to change the supplier of cobalt – the main component for batteries, which is usually extracted in conditions that do not respect human rights.

The Honest Fairphone has a 5.7-inch Full HD display, a 12-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of disk space and a 3000 mAh battery. The smartphone was launched on September 3 and can be bought for 450 euros from the Fairphone website.

If you want to get a discount and be sure that your old gadget was destroyed in an environmentally friendly way, you can exchange the old terminal when buying Fairphone 3.

In 2013, the Dutch company Fairphone began implementing fairer electronics. The creation of a telephone, the purpose of which is to have a positive impact on the value chain in the areas of mining, design, production and the life cycle, is expanding the market for products that put ethical values first.