Hans Eric Melin comments on Swedish proposal of mobile phone deposit in Ny Teknik
Sweden's largest party, the Social democrats, have come up with a proposal to introduce a deposit when buying a new mobile phone. Hans Eric Melin was asked to comment in Sweden's largest technology magazine, Ny Teknik.
In short Circular Energy Storage don't believe in a deposit as the value of the phones (and the batteries in them) are high already. If people would be incentivized hand in their phones for money the options are already many.
This is also happening and it is the very reason why mobile phone recycling is still very low in Europe and North America, as phones are sold for refurbishment primarily in Asia.
The article in Swedish is found here.