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