Ireland's first sustainable mobile phone is available to buy from today.
Vodafone Ireland and Fairphone have joined forces to launch the first reliable and sustainable handset to the Irish market.
It is manufactured from responsibly sourced, conflict-free tin and tungsten, recycled copper and plastics, and gold sourced by Fairtrade.
The modular phone enables the owner to replace seven individual components of the phone when in need of repair, such a new display, battery or speaker, or to upgrade it with the latest camera as new technologies are developed.
The phone works on Android OS includes 64GB of memory, has a 12 MP camera and an 8 MP front camera.
Vodafone also announced the arrival of an eco-friendly accessory range which includes biodegradable phone covers made from recycled materials such as reused plastic and sustainably sourced bamboo, charging banks and docks.
Jean-Christophe Langer, Head of Devices at Vodafone Ireland, said:
“At Vodafone we are seriously committed to becoming a more environmentally responsible business. We want to be at the forefront of change, to improve the society we live in and provide a brighter future for our children.
“Vodafone Ireland is delighted to the first operator to launch a sustainable handset in the market, and to be on this journey with our new partner Fairphone. We are excited by the opportunity to make this unique and ethically sound handset available to Irish consumers.
"Along with our new eco-friendly accessories, we’re enabling consumers to make environmentally conscious choices when it comes to smartphones and technology, whilst also enjoying Ireland’s best mobile network.”