Each new smartphone creates C02 emissions of 16kg in the manufacturing phase. It also uses around 60 key materials that are mined in various parts of the world like China and Africa where they result in a number of social and economic impacts. Add to this the carbon footprint generated from distributing these phones all over the world and you get a significant increase in CO2 emissions generated from around 1.4 billion smartphones produced every year. We at SouqRefurb are playing our part in reducing the impact smartphone production has on the environment by prolonging the life of the smartphone by selling refurbished phones so you don’t have to buy a new phone every year.