There’s been an exponential growth in the global use of smartphones the last decade or so. It has been also forecast that by the end of 2020, there will be approximately 6 billion smartphones circulating in the hands of users all over the world.
That being said, most smartphones users replace their current smartphones with new ones every 18 months. This trend is making a serious detrimental impact on the natural resources used in the manufacturing process for these handheld devices and is a cause for growing concern over the associated environmental pollution.
Keeping the harms of replacing traditional smartphones in mind, a highly sustainable smartphone has been introduced in the market to challenge the mindset of consumers.
Fairphone 2 is a modular device, introduced as the flagship model of the manufacturing company, which enables and encourages users to replace individual components in the smartphone if they want or need to upgrade it, instead of disposing of the entire phone.
If this trend-setting phone gains the popularity and public approval it deserves, it may prove to be a highly eco-friendly product. The purpose is to reduce the indiscriminate use of natural resources used in the manufacturing processes of traditional smartphones as well as lessen the associated environmental pollution.
Its sustainability doesn’t compromise on the usefulness of its modern features – it comes equipped with a 12-megapixel camera and a maximum storage capacity of 64GB. These features make it comparable to any popular smartphone today.
The Fairphone 2 is the real ‘smart’ phone since it’s environment friendly and reduces the environmental and humanitarian impacts of excessive smartphone use. It has been developed after a thorough and meticulous review of raw materials used in manufacturing traditional smartphones and finding ways to limit their use in the production of this phone, sparing natural resources for future generations.
The Fariphone Company is now looking forward to carrying out joint ventures with other popular smartphone manufacturing companies. They’re looking for partnerships to enhance the production of sustainable smartphones, further minimizing the harm associated with manufacturing traditional smartphones.
Additionally, the company is also making extensive efforts to collect old smartphones for to recycle them into future Fairphone 2’s.
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