The circular economy is a model of production and consumption that aims to ensure the sustainability of existing resources.
In practice, it involves initiatives that promote and encourage the reuse, repair, renewal and recycling of existing materials and products, thus maximising their life cycle.
This makes it possible to generate added value for both consumers and the environment; on the one hand, by promoting access to high-value technology at an affordable price and, on the other hand, by reducing waste and CO2 emissions to the planet.
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The components from which phones, tablets, household appliances, etc. are made are quite polluting – as many as 40 toxic materials – and they can produce up to 95 kilos of CO2 over their lifetime, according to a study by the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Surrey (Surrey).
To give you an idea, a single smartphone can produce up to 95 kilos of CO2 over its useful life, according to a study by the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Surrey (Guilford, UK) and is capable of polluting some 600,000 litres of water which, according to data from the Spanish Institute of Statistics, is the daily domestic water consumption of all Spanish households.
It also limits the exploitation of limited natural resources that could be used for other purposes.
Reducing waste generation is possible if we follow the principles of the circular economy, that is, a global and efficient economy that supports change and better use of resources. Most importantly, we can all contribute with small gestures and Reware is 100% committed to this.
For every 7 smartphones we reuse in our facilities we save the planet 1kg of e-waste.