"Creating products that last
Expected lifetime of Fairphone 3, 3+ and 4
(2021) Actual 5.5 years Goal 4.5 years"
“We introduced our True Wireless Earbuds in 2021. We integrated Fairtrade Gold and used 30% recycled materials in the housing of the earbuds. We slowed down battery degradation by reducing the charging rate, so they can be used for around 800 charge cycles - far longer than most earbuds.”
We fulfilled our e-waste neutral guarantee for the Fairphone 4 device and modules by taking back or compensating the equivalent of 100% of sold units in electronic end-of-use products.”
Last year, the Fairphone 4 contained 31% fair materials, while we had hoped to achieve 55% by year’s end.”
"Aluminium and Plastic
We were, however, able to integrate an even larger percentage of postconsumer recycled plastics (60%) among the plastics that the phone still uses."