Circular economy opportunities for the smartphone industry
How the changing mobile market can benefit the environment
Our new analysis looks at the lifetimes of the mobile phones used by eight million of O2's customers and shows people are using their phones for longer.
This is good news for the environment: extending the life of smart devices can cut yearly emissions significantly, and schemes such as O2 Recycle allows O2 and their customers to capture the value from used devices.
We provide recommendations for how both businesses and government can help facilitate and scale up this circular model.
The end of the upgrade? How O2 is adapting to a more circular mobile market
Press release: 31 May 2016
Renewable energy locator
How does your area compare on renewables in England and Wales?
We’ve created a Renewable Energy Locator
which makes it possible to see how renewables are doing in different areas of England and Wales, compared by region, county and local authority, searching by name or postcode.
Using data commissioned from Regen SW
, it includes information from nearly 700,000 individual projects, accurate to the end of March 2015.
Find out how your area compares
on renewables and share the results on social media.
How to build on UK strengths in renewable energy
Renewables are a UK success story: they're an important source of private investment and jobs, they have a proven track record of delivery and are persistently popular with the public. Their costs have also fallen significantly.
We are close to the point where renewables will be able to out-compete their polluting rivals, but unclear signals from the government are holding back necessary investment.
show why and how new investment is needed in renewable technologies to reduce the risk of a capacity shortfall and to make it possible to meet the UK's carbon budgets.