Sony Mobile’s objective is to provide easy and convenient recycling options for every consumer. To drive our commitment, we introduced the Global Environmental Warranty. With this, we guarantee that each and every one of our phones brought to our collection points will be recycled in a responsible way.

Since autumn 2008, we’ve been setting up collection schemes for the recycling of our used products. Additionally we finance collection and recycling of our products through electronic waste recycling systems.


It is estimated that in developed countries several hundred million phones a year are collected by independent companies to be refurbished and resold, as revenue from selling repaired end-of-life phones is at least ten times the recycling value.

Capturing the exact number of phones collected and treated outside of our own recycling program remains complex. For example, most WEEE recycling schemes do not distinguish between different types of collected electronic equipment and do not record or report separate collection figures for mobile phones. Similarly, refurbishing companies do not publish their collected and processed volumes.

Sony Mobile have previously recycled approx 1 million units per year in our own recycle flows and has taken on the challenge to increase collection of our end-of- life products. Development of new options for our customers to make it easier to hand in old products is ongoing. Our new target is to recycle 2.5 million products per year.