I have been following the Dutch company, Fairphone, for about a year now, and recently came across an article about them in The Economist's lifestyle magazine, 1843, which prompted me to write this blog post.
Fairphone's aim is to build a sustainable mobile phone, with a focus on both of the following aspects.
Supply chain ethics: fair pay and safe working conditions for miners and factory workers.
Longevity: designing a phone which can be taken apart easily by its user, in order to repair or upgrade any of the components. This means ensuring the compatibility of upgraded parts with older versions of other parts, and the efficient recycling of parts.
Check out Fairphone's blog for further information!
If you missed my introductory post on green living, check it out here!