How buying pre-owned phones help the planet

How buying pre-owned phones help the planet

In today's fast-paced world of technology; upgrading to the latest device has become the norm. However, the rapid turnover of devices has led to a concerning increase in electronic waste. As an eco-conscious society, it's imperative to explore sustainable solutions. 

1. Reducing Electronic Waste

Every year, approximately 40 million tons of electronic waste (e-waste) is generated. That’s the equivalent of throwing away 800 phones/laptops every second.

 By purchasing pre-owned phones, laptops and tablets; customers can extend the lifecycle of their devices. 

This reduces the need for new manufacturing and minimizes electronic waste. We refurbish and resell pre-owned devices at Unboxxed, diverting them from landfills and contributing to a circular economy.

2. Conserving Natural Resources:

The production of electronic devices requires a significant amount of natural resources including metals, minerals, and fossil fuels. 

By trading in your old device instead of purchasing a new one, you help conserve these valuable resources. Fixing older devices also consumes fewer resources compared to manufacturing new ones.

3. Lowering Carbon Emissions

The manufacturing process of electronic devices contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, exacerbating climate change. By opting for pre-owned devices, you effectively reduce the demand for new production. 

This helps lower carbon emissions associated with manufacturing and transportation. All phones at Unboxxed have a battery quality of 80% or higher. So why wouldn’t you want to save the money, save the planet and have the latest technology at your fingertips?

4. Promoting Sustainable Consumption

In today's culture, the concept of "out with the old, in with the new" prevails. However, e-waste management encourages a shift towards e-waste recycling. The e-waste recycling chain can be divided into three steps: collection, treatment, farming for parts or re-sale. We take care of all three steps at Unboxxed.

By choosing to trade in your device and buying pre-owned phones/laptops, you actively participate in the circular economy and e-waste recycling.

5. Financial Incentives for Sustainability:

Trading in devices not only benefits the environment but also offers financial incentives to you and your family. You can get the latest technology without breaking the bank.  It's a win-win situation for you and the environment!

Buying pre-owned devices play a vital role in promoting environmental sustainability in the tech industry. At Unboxxed, we are committed to providing a platform where you can find quality pre-owned devices and contribute to a greener planet.