|Greenpeace/ Alex Hofford|
- Chinese (66%) and South Korean respondents (64%) are more likely to have ever had their phones repaired, compared to those in the US (28%) and Germany (23%).
- Nearly half surveyed believe that mobile phone manufacturers should be most responsible for making recycling accessible. This sentiment was strongest in Germany (61%).
- Except in Germany (86%), over 90% of respondents surveyed in all countries said that “designed to last” is an important feature of a new smartphone.
- 4 in 5 respondents consider it important that a new smartphone is not produced using hazardous chemicals.
- 4 in 5 respondents believe it is important for a new smartphone to be easily repaired if damaged.This rises to as high as 95% in China, 94% in Mexico and 92% in South Korea.
- Apart from respondents in South Korea, the most common reason for replacing their last phone was the desire for a more up-to-date device.