Accessories are a huge contributor to the e-waste issue; with the sale of millions of phones, laptops and games consoles comes the sale of chargers, remotes and controllers.
While mobile phones remain quite bad for the environment, their accessories aren’t much better. Phone chargers are available pretty much anywhere; from Tesco to Primark. They don’t last very long (less than the lifespan of the phone) and we often lose them; needless to mention the plastic coating on the cable and the plug socket, they just aren’t good for the environment.
A Fresh Idea
Introducing nimble, a company who has launched a range of sustainable mobile accessories! Now we know what you’re thinking already, it’s not like the potato experiment from science at school where you powered a mini lightbulb with some crocodile clips and a spud.
This company have launched accessories including wireless charging packs and travel kits! If only we’d done that at school.
Now don’t be fooled, the design will still look and feel like plastic; that’s because it is, it’s been designed using a plant-based bioplastic along with PET from recycled plastic bottles and recyclable aluminium.
Alongside this even the USB cables are BPA and PVC free, so when you’re finished with it, you can recycle it efficiently.
Usually, brands fall flat at the final hurdle, yet Nimble have even ensured the packaging is eco, featuring 100% recycled scrap paper without any ink or colour to ensure it can be recycled when it’s done its job.
The brand itself is determined to be e-waste neutral by 2022; despite their green promises, the brand is relatively fair on pricing. It’s not as cheap as buying your Tesco or Primark chargers but it is cheaper than apple or your other top brands.
It’s great to see brands taking responsibility for the recycling of its gadgets, the problem always seems so removed from those actually creating the products. Although these types of gadgets will still need to be recycled by companies like us here at Cash In Your Gadgets; it will mean the product won’t need to be disposed of in a way that minimises the damage to the environment. There eventually won’t be any damage.