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Green supply chain with Device Recycling and E-waste Management

Learn how the operators of the FreeMove Alliance, such as Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telia, and TIM implement best practices of device recycling, handset, and e-waste management.

This whitepaper is based on an in-depth analysis and best practices from 25 countries. You will find a selection of case studies on how our operators are striving to deliver new initiatives to a more efficient decomposition and recycling of used handsets.

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What you will learn?


The Recycle Deal

How T-Mobile Netherlands operates The Recycle Deal, offering customers the latest handsets with the option to sell their old device back at the end of their contract.


17M Devices Recycled

How Orange has collected and recycled almost 17 million unwanted mobile devices across Europe.




How Telia Lietuva promotes the Eco-Rating system to give clear guidance to consumers on the environmental impact of their handsets.


Disposing of the device’s data

How the data removal process must be certified, resulting in a Certificate of Data Destruction.

FreeMove Alliance

We are committed to create a greener future

The FreeMove Alliance’s operators have made significant commitments to environmental responsibility with initiatives around emission reduction, equipment recycling, and climate-neutral operations. The significantly improved technical efficiency of 5G networks, along with the innovative applications the technology makes possible, will have a strong positive impact.

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The Alliance of the best-in-class and most environmental friendly mobile operators

As a world-leading Alliance since 2003, we provide clients with a mobile connectivity hub that spans over a hundred countries, enabling multinational corporations to rely on the best mobile networks wherever they do business. Our mission is to promote the power of global mobility by enabling collaboration between multinational companies and national operators. We help leading multinationals with presence in Europe to optimize their investment in mobile connectivity with global access to the most reliable networks through a central point of management.