The billions of mobile phones that have been manufactured over the last three decades means that there are huge environmental challenges associated with the product category.
This spans all aspects of the life cycle from their original manufacture, right through to how old mobile phones can be responsibly recycled at the end of their life.
We can provide insights into how mobile phones have become more sustainable over time. For example, we can share insights on how the raw materials and components used to produce them are responsibly sourced avoiding conflict minerals or unethically produced elements. Other aspects we can examine are how they are transported and packaged which can all add to the environmental footprint they create.
New trends such as the repairability and re-use of mobile phones can also be examined.
As one of the most prolific consumer electronic products of our generation, the need for a truly sustainable approach has never been more important.