2020 Mobile Phone E-Waste Index – recykling telefonów komórkowych

reBuy – niemiecki sklep internetowy opublikował raport „2020 Mobile Phone E-Waste Index”. Prezentuje on dane z 27 krajów, w tym z Polski, ile telefonów komórkowych można by ponownie wykorzystać, lub poddać recyklingowi.

Zgodnie z najnowszymi doniesieniami dotyczącymi technologii, w telefonach komórkowych jest mnóstwo cennych surowców. Telefony komórkowe składają się z plastiku, szkła, niewielkich ilości metali szlachetnych i pierwiastków ziem rzadkich. Szacuje się, że do wyprodukowania smartfonu o masie 120 g potrzeba około 70 kg surowca.

Wiele starszych modeli telefonów wyląduje na śmietniku. Recykling czyli przetworzenie zaledwie jednego telefonu komórkowego oszczędza energię wystarczającą do zasilenia źródła światła o niewielkiej mocy świecącego przez 200 dni. 100 przetworzonych telefonów komórkowych to oszczędność emisji 172 kg CO2.

2020 Mobile Phone E-Waste Index
Data uncovers the amount of mobile phones which could be reused or recycled for 27 countries, revealing the potential environmental savings in CO2, toxicity, and precious metals

  • Sweden has the most ‘shelved’ mobile phones per capita, at 1.31, meaning that Swedes have more discarded phone models gathering dust in their homes than they have citizens. Finland takes the second spot with 1.29 phones, while the UK, Lithuania, and Estonia take joint third place with 1.24 shelved mobile phones per capita.
    New Zealand has the least shelved mobile phones per capita, at 0.54, followed by Canada and the USA, with 0.60 and 0.68 respectively.
    The USA has the highest number of total shelved mobile phones in the index, at 223.1 million. This is followed by Germany, at 84.7 million, and the UK at 83.1 million.
    The total number of shelved phones for all 27 countries in the index equates to a sales value of €1.9 billion in precious metals such as gold, silver, palladium, platinum, and copper.
  • Polska: Poland

Used electronics online shop reBuy has released a study which analyses the mobile phone e-waste in 27 countries. From helping millions to give their used tech a second life, reBuy has become increasingly aware of the sheer volume of perfectly functional but unwanted mobile phones gathering dust in the back of cupboards and drawers.

With the largest shopping period of the year approaching, reBuy decided to commission a study looking into phone e-waste in 27 countries, in order to shine a light on this important topic. In an inaugural analysis, these results allow for the first time a country-by-country comparison of estimated mobile phone e-waste, and the potential environmental and economic value of these old models. Revealing not only how many mobile phones are in use, this data also shows that some nations have more shelved phones gathering dust in their homes than they have people living in the country.

Although e-waste comes in many forms, this study focuses on mobile phones. Not only are mobiles one of the most popular forms of technology, but they have also become the most ‘disposable’. Whereas in the past, the majority of e-waste included products which had broken or become obsolete, technology trends and the pressure to have the ‘latest’ tech, particularly with mobile phones, means that a growing amount of e-waste are products which have gone ‘out of fashion’ rather than defunct.

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