The damage of new
Before we dig into our strategy on how we strive to be protect our planet, we wanted to give you a brief eye opener.
It is estimated that there are currently 4,000 tonnes of silver, 380 tonnes of gold and 200,000 tonnes of copper living in unused mobile phones around the world. That is crazy and sad.
How are phones made?
Mostly all materials in your phone are metals which can only be sourced by mining. While mining provides us with elements we need, some mining projects can cause water pollution, erosion, deforestation and harm the animals and plants in the area.
Every object has a carbon footprint, especially a mobile phone. It is clear a handset requires energy to function, communicating with friends, watching videos, using social media etc. most of the energy needed is not through everyday use, it is actually through production.
Making a mobile phone actually accounts for 85-95% of its carbon footprint, this is due to energy intensive mining and manufacturing.
This model is an environmental disaster as every phone built requires irreplaceable elements from the earth itself. Something that is even more concerning, the average user upgrades their phone every two years without recycling their old handset. The model is unsustainable. It is estimated that we still only recycle roughly 20% of old devices, plenty still arrive in landfill where they contaminate water and soil.
This is our top grade and will look as good as new. As a rule of thumb Grade A handsets will be un-marked, on the odd occasion there may be one very minor mark 1-2mm in length. We will let the pictures do the talking!
This is our second-best quality; devices will be in excellent condition. These tend to have 2-4 minor marks which still are hardly visible when being used. The previous owner has taken great care of this device. We receive great feedback on the condition of these devices, check out these examples!
This is the most common grade due to the nature of it being used tech. Our Grade C handsets tend to come with 5-8 minor marks. The previous owner has still looked after this device very well but some minor marks have appeared over time. You can get these devices at a great price.
Grade D handsets are our final grade. These handsets will come with noticeable marks, such as heavy scratches on the display and/or back glass along with some marks on the chasis. The previous owner hasn't popped on a screen protector or case so the device has developed some natural wear and tear