Vodafone hopes to expand the Eco Rating program for smartphones to more regions around the world
Earlier this year, Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica, and Telia launched a new project in Europe called “Eco Rating” to help users determine the durability of a smartphone , Repairability, recyclability, climate change friendliness, and resource efficiency.Now, Vodafone says it is implementing Eco Rating on a global scale and hopes that it can become a globally unified labeling system.
When Eco Rating was launched in May this year, Bullitt Group, Doro, HMD Global,Huawei, MobiWire, Lenovo / Motorola,OnePlus,OPPO,Samsung, TCL / Alcatel,Millet, And ZTE Corporation have chosen to participate.
With Eco Rating expanding to more regions around the world, threecell phoneManufacturers have joined the program, namely Fairphone,Realme,as well asaliveare 。
Neowin pointed out that smart phones are similar to fast fashion, and they are both a big problem that is difficult to avoid when dealing with climate change.
Consumers usually choose to sign a two-year contract with the operator and upgrade to a new device when it expires after 24 months. But in many cases, the old equipment can still work normally
Even if some mobile phone manufacturers still provide longer software update support cycles, it is still difficult for consumers to upgrade their willingness to stay consistent with the contract period.
Finally, I hope that with the extensive advancement of the Eco Rating project, everyone will be able to make more informed purchasing decisions in the future.