We recycle our mobile phones with Orange!

A collection point available in the break room!

For one to two months, our employees will have a box available to deposit their used/obsolete mobile phones. This initiative is in partnership with Orange, which currently manages our network and mobile fleet. We have also implemented it at our neighboring crustaceans in L’Isle-Jourdain!

Why collect used mobile phones?

Mobile phone recycling is one of the expectations of stakeholders regarding Orange’s environmental efforts. In France, 100 million used mobile phones lie dormant in drawers, and this significant stock continues to grow each year. This poses a significant risk to the environment: pollution, depletion of natural resources, etc.

These dormant mobile phones feed into two recycling channels:

  1. For functioning mobile phones: they are repaired or refurbished to be directed towards the second-hand market, especially in countries with lower purchasing power, notably in Africa.
  2. Those in poor condition or from an older generation – sometimes over 20 years old and obsolete – are completely disassembled. The goal is to recover spare parts, especially plastic or certain rare metals found in batteries or integrated circuits. These parts can be reused in other phones or computers.

The last advantage of this operation is to support professional integration since 25,000 collected mobile phones can create a job at Ateliers du Bocage located in Deux-Sèvres, a social enterprise member of the Emmaus association. Since 2010, Orange has already collected 20 million used mobile phones.

To learn more about the procedure, download this document:

So, what are you waiting for to get rid of your old mobile phones? Many stores offer collection services, so don’t hesitate to inquire with your suppliers or directly request it from Orange here : http://collecte-mobile.orange.fr/.

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