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Please Replace The Handset
Mobile Phone Recycling in The UK

  • Publication Date:March 2010
  • Publisher:Ovum
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:32

Please Replace The Handset Mobile Phone Recycling in The UK

The UK is the most advanced market for handset recycling. Around 8 million devices were recycled in 2009. This is double what was recycled two years ago. The value chain has become more complex and the market place more competitive. The players in the value chain must understand their own and their competitors' roles in order to succeed. UK consumers may be more aware of the opportunities to recycle phones but the focus is now on the financial remuneration available to them, rather than the environmental benefits.

  • Executive Summary
    • in a nutshell
    • Ovum view
    • Key messages
    • Device recycling is a highly visible part of the telecoms sustainability drive
    • over 30 million mobile phones were recycled in Western Europe in
    • The UK is the most developed and competitive handset recycling market in the world
    • The value chain is complex and the role carried out within the value chain varies from player to player
    • The motives of each of the players in the value chain varies considerably
    • The majority of handsets are reused rather than scrapped
    • The destination of reused devices has altered
    • Operators are essentially funding the handset resale business model
    • Market overview
    • Trends and statistics
    • Higher volumes and more players means a more competitive market place
    • There's a change in the destination of the devices - Hong Kong is a central hub
    • Buying prices have increased, but selling prices have decreased
    • SIM-only and longer contracts have impacted handset recycling volumes
    • Mobile operators need to incentivize customers in order to increase volumes through their schemes
    • Market sizing
    • UK - 8 million and growing
    • Western Europe - over 30 million handsets collected in
    • Nokia survey findings
    • GSMA findings
    • Regulatory issues and initiatives
    • The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive
    • Obligations as a retailer
    • Obligations as an importer/rebrander/manufacturer (IRM)
    • Producer compliance schemes
    • UN Environment Programme Mobile Phone Partnership Initiative (MPPI)
    • The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association
    • The value chain
    • Handset recycling is a competitive and complex market
    • following the device through the value chain
    • Step 1: collection
    • Step 2: grading the phone
    • Step 3: the buyers
    • Step 4: back in the hands of end users
    • following the money through the value chain
    • Identifying the players and their motivation in the value chain
    • The mobile phone operator
    • The role of mobile phone recycling specialist
    • The role of non-profit organizations
    • The role of non-telecoms retail partners
    • The role of the mobile scrap specialist
    • Player profiles
    • Overview
    • O2 UK
    • Motivation
    • O2's recycling schemes
    • Volumes
    • Vodafone UK
    • Motivation
    • Vodafone's recycling schemes
    • Payment flows
    • Volumes
    • T-Mobile UK
    • Motivation
    • T-Mobile's recycling schemes
    • Payment flows
    • Volumes
    • Redeem
    • Background information
    • Volumes
    • Collection methods
    • Grading the phone
    • The buyers
    • Fonebank/Corporate Mobile Recycling
    • Background
    • Volumes
    • Collection methods
    • The buyers
    • Regenersis/Fonebak
    • Background
    • Volumes
    • Collection methods
    • The buyers
    • Mobile Phone Xchange
    • Background
    • Volumes
    • Collection methods
    • The buyers
    • 20:20mobile
    • Background
    • Volumes
    • Collection methods
    • The buyers
  • List of Figures
    • Figure 1: SIM-only as a percentage of post-paid sales in the UK
    • Figure 2: Post-paid sales by contract length
    • Figure 3: UK mobile phone recycling: 2009 market share by MPRS
    • Figure 4: Ovum estimates for handset recycling in the UK and Western Europe 2007 and
    • Figure 5: GSMA assessment of countries with an operator handset take-back scheme
    • Figure 6: AMTA handset recycling findings November 1998 to June
    • Figure 7: The mobile phone recycling value chain - following where the device goes
    • Figure 8: The mobile phone recycling value chain - following the payment flows
    • Figure 9: Vodafone marketing materials
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