There are many advantages of purchasing a refurbished smartphone. From the financial saving, to the rigorous testing process they go through, it is fair to say that buying a refurbished smartphone has its fair share of benefits.
A less known benefit of purchasing a refurbished smartphone it is an environmentally friendly option. Refurbished phones are recycled products, meaning they stay out of landfills and consequently do not contribute to environmental damage.
Smartphones are particularly insidious for a few reasons.The problem is that building a new smartphone–and specifically, mining the rare materials inside them–represents 85% to 95% of the device’s total CO2 emissions for two years. That means buying one new phone takes as much energy as recharging and operating a smartphone for an entire decade. By simply purchasing a refurbished smartphone, you are drastically reducing your carbon footprint and helping to save the planet!
Here at Smartphones Direct we are firm believers that if everybody took one small action to help our planet, that in time we will see a huge difference, and our planet will thank us for it!