What Almost Everybody With An Old Phone Can Do To Boost The Circular Economy

Colin Dörries
3 min readAug 24, 2020

Nowadays, there are more than 3.5 billion smartphone users worldwide. That is almost half of the earth’s population. And in saturated markets, such as in Europe or the US, each user roughly owns 1.5 smartphones¹. That is half a phone more, than you typically need. The implications of this abundance on the environment and consumption of resources are devastating.

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