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Material offsetting: closing the loop of mobile phones' lifecycle

Scrap phones collected in Ghana. These phones are turned into income and urban mined metals.

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Netherlands
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Amsterdam

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Closing the Loop
Start/End date: 
03/2018
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Closing the Loop

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Closing the loop buys and responsibly recycles, on behhalf of its customers, end-of-life phones. It has collected over 1.9 million devices thus far. When our customers dispose of a phone, we ensure its second life does not lead to more e-waste in poor countries.

Closing the loop solution is based on three pillars: offer practical, measurable ways for its customers to deliver on circular ambitions; turn chemical waste into income for the poor; increase the quantity and visibility of urban mined metals on the market.

The power of the market is combined with the innovations of circular business. 

See how the telecom industry can become waste-free: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgSqi8P5CeE&t

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