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Fairphone aims to make a mark with its range of sustainable smartphones

The new mobile manufacturer that is going against the norm by making device longevity a key feature

The Fairphone 4 comes with a five-year warranty and is the only smartphone ever awarded full marks for repairability by the influential iFixit website

When it comes to the environment, lots of things about consumer culture are problematic. Take the issue of personal technology, and smartphones in particular.

The practice of frequently upgrading our smartphones when a new one is released creates enormous amounts of e-waste. In 2022, a startling 1.2 billion handsets were sold around the world, adding to the 4.5 billion estimated to be out there.

Why is that such a big problem? Manufacturing these devices accounts ...