Ireland’s first sustainable phone launched by Vodafone

Vodafone Ireland is the first operator to launch a sustainable handset on the Irish market.

Vodafone Ireland has joined forces with Fairphone to launch Ireland’s first sustainable mobile phone to the Irish market.

The phone, which is now available to buy, is manufactured from responsibly sourced, conflict-free tin and tungsten, recycled copper and plastics, and gold sourced by Fairtrade.

The move to offering a sustainable handset makes Vodafone the first operator in Ireland to do so.  

Vodafone also announced the arrival of an eco-friendly accessory range which includes biodegradable phone covers made from recycled materials such as reused plast ic and sustainably sourced bamboo, charging banks and docks.

Discussing the launch on the new phone, Jean-Christophe Langer, head of devices at Vodafone Ireland, said; “At Vodafone we are seriously committed to becoming a more environmentally responsible business. We want to be at the forefront of change, to improve the society we live in and provide a brighter future for our children.

“Vodafone Ireland is delighted to the first operator to launch a sustainable handset in the market, and to be on this journey with our new partner Fairphone. We are excited by the opportunity to make this unique and ethically sound handset available to Irish consumers.

“Along with our new eco-friendly accessories, we’re enabling consumers to make environmentally conscious choices when it comes to smartphones and technology, whilst also enjoying Ireland’s best mobile network.”

By Stephen Larkin

Published: 20 December, 2019