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Do we sell too many phones? how to create more value out of fewer devices and hit net zero targets.

Doors Open
16:45
When

Mon, 27 Feb: 17:00 - 18:00 CET

FREE ACCESS

Physical
Location

GSMA Programmes: CC7.1B, Hall 7

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Session Description

80% of the climate impact of a mobile phone has happened before it’s taken out of the box. This presents one of the biggest environmental impacts of the mobile industry – what to do with mobile devices? It also presents a great opportunity – to create a circular economy and turn waste into value. 

 

The GSMA working with a project group of 28 mobile operators from around the globe has produced a vision for this circular economy for 2050 to help drive the industry towards a sustainable future. A future where devices have as long a lifetime as possible, where they are made with 100% recyclable and recycled content using 100% renewable energy and where no device ends up as waste. 

 

This session will cover:

 

  • - What it means to have a sustainable mobile device 

  • - How to move to a more circular economy for devices, where the impacts are minimised 

  • - How manufacturers, network operators, policymakers and recyclers/ refurbishers can best collaborate to accelerate the transition 

  • - Data needed for the transition, and data gaps 

 

Doors Open: 16:45

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