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Orange Reveals Importance of Recycling Mobile Phones

How Orange Blocks Unwanted Calls and Messages. Photo: Orange

How Orange Blocks Unwanted Calls and Messages. Photo: Orange

Orange is a partner of Change Now. The event will be held in Paris at the Grand Palais from 30 January to 1 February. Change Now is an international summit dedicated to accelerating and supporting the ecosystem of solutions developed in response to environmental and societal challenges.

Orange has made its commitment to the environment a central piece of its strategy with its new strategic plan, Engage 2025. Change Now is an ideal opportunity for the Group to showcase the interactions between major corporations and startups that are key to achieving their common goal of taking on climate change.

It also offers an opportunity to raise visitors’ awareness of Orange’s efforts to control and decrease its energy and environmental footprint and suggest simple ways they can reduce the environmental impact of their digital practices, such as:

  • making it easier to recycle old devices, particularly mobile phones (the Group has collected 15 million mobile phones to date)
  • the manufacturing and end-of-life phases account for three-quarters of a mobile phone’s environmental impact
  • raising awareness of the amount of energy consumed by devices that are plugged in or charging
  • introducing the new Livebox: the carbon footprint of the Livebox 5 has been reduced by 29% (compared to the Livebox 4)
  • visiting a DataCenter via virtual reality
  • discovering and exploring the Fairphone, the world’s fairest and most sustainable phone.

Orange will be presenting 20 startups that offer digital sustainable development solutions at Change Now.

Ramon Fernandez, Deputy CEO of Orange, will participate in the “Business with values” session on 30 January from 12:30 to 1:45 pm.

Orange has set an ambitious goal of achieving net zero carbon by 2040, ten years ahead of the industry target date, despite the explosion in data volumes on its networks. To make that happen, the Group’s Engage 2025 strategic plan includes a series of commitments.

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