Eco-design, diagnosis and maintenance for modular mobile phones


FAIRPHONE BV was founded in 2013 to face the social and environmental challenges of the electronics industry by providing the market with a sustainable smartphones alternative. It addresses the “make-use-dispose” trend with modular smartphones (separate functional modules are combined) that are durable and easy to repair.


Critical Materials addressed: Smartphones components raw materials: Co, Au, Li, W, Ag, rare earths.
Product lifecycle addressed stages: Design, Engineering, Use phase, EoL.  
Enabled Circular Economy Strategies: Reduce, repair/refurbish, reuse and recycle.

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