The Power of the Circular Economy

The Power of the Circular Economy

Is there the possibility of renewed  life in something that you feel is no longer useful? 

Are you putting more effort into being more environmentally friendly? 

We should all be trying to do our part in helping keep the world a bit greener. That's why at weFix, through our weSwitch Trade-In programme, we believe in giving devices a second chance by recycling them thereby contributing to the circular economy.

By definition a circular economy (also referred to as "circularity') is an economic system aimed at eliminating waste and the continual use of resources. The circular economy aims to keep products, equipment and infrastructure in use for longer, thus improving the productivity of these resources. 

By preserving and extending what has already been made, you could be part of a movement that believes in making the world a better place, with what's lying in your draw. Stephen King once wrote “sooner or later everything old is new again”. Who would've thought that could apply to your mobile phone too.

Did you know that in South Africa each individual generates about 6.2KG of e-waste per annum according to stats issued by The e-waste Association of South Africa (eWasa). 

According to the UN's Global E-waste Monitor 2020, mobile phones contribute the most to e-waste, with 53.6 million metric tonnes (Mt) of electronic waste generated worldwide in 2019, this is up 21% in just five years. Of that only 17.4% of 2019's e-waste was collected and recycled, indicating that recycling activities are not keeping up with pace with the global growth of e-waste. This needs to change to ensure a sustainable future but requires the actions of the collective and not just the few.

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and you hold that power in your hands. weSwitch allows you to give your device a second chance and make someone else that much happier when they buy your “Pre-Loved” refurbished iPhone. Giving others accessibility to affordable technology. 

So whether you want to up-cycle, recycle or just make some extra bucks. We put the freedom into your hands, the power in your pocket and a sustainable planet at your feet.  

Click here to trade in your device now with weSwitch