VODAFONE has teamed up with the world’s leading ethical mobile phone company to sell its smartphones from the end of the year.

We caught this article in the Irish News last week – and it looks like the mobile phone giants are looking to get their feet wet and join the green movement.

It reads – The deal with Vodafone will allow the two companies to collaborate on best practice and share knowledge on industry sustainability issues including electronic waste and responsible sourcing.

The company has also vowed to re-use, re-sell or recycle 100 per cent of its network waste and help customers extend the lives of the devices they already own.

Bosses at Vodafone said will help it achieve its commitment to cut its carbon footprint in half and buy all its electricity from renewable sources by 2025.

Fairphone, founded in the Netherlands in 2013, says its Android phone is ethically produced to ensure that workers, from the metal miners, to manufacturers and office staff, are properly treated and paid a decent wage.

The phone is also built in such as way that upgrades and repairs are easier, to ensure less electrical waste ends up in landfill, and the need to replace handsets is removed.

I guess we’ll keep a close eye as to how this pans out!

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