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  • A phone that posts itself for recycling
  • A phone that posts itself for recycling
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A phone that posts itself for recycling

The average lifespan for a smartphone in the US is about 21.7 months - but where do they go? Envelope Phone incorporates pre-paid postage into its body, so when you’re done with it, drop it into a postbox and it will go back to the manufacturer for recycling.



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  • Article image The Restart Project: fixing our relationship with electronics

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  • Article image Modular pursuits: building the future of smartphones

    With a strong focus on community collaboration, Motorola’s Project Ara is open to third-party developers – so everyone has a say in what their phone does, how it looks and how much it costs.