by Filipa Moita

By the end of the year, most Phone House stores will provide a solution for the delivery of smartphones and end-of-life batteries, ensuring their treatment and recycling.

This initiative arises from Phone House’s environmental concerns and aims to increase the circularity of materials inside these waste, allowing them to be reintroduced into the manufacturing process and to treat harmful components that can be found inside, eg batteries.

Through this channel, made up of 15 stores nationwide, ERP Portugal increases its proximity collection network and underlines the importance of citizens’ behavior, which is fundamental to feed the waste management chain, which culminates in its recycling.

Pedro Brehm, General Manager of Phone House stresses that “As part of the partnership between Phone House and European Recycling Platform (ERP), we have put in place the first end-of-life smartphone and battery collection solution. This is another step to reduce the footprint caused by the increase in used smartphones, being sent efficiently and effectively for recycling and substantially reducing their environmental impact. Waste collection from batteries to mobile phones is part of Phone House mission to contribute reducing environmentally harmful factors. Another important step in the right direction.”