Trade-in your old smartphone at Schiphol Airport

Capi and Renewd have partnered to enhance sustainability at Schiphol Airport. The initiative includes a trade-in program for old smartphones, promoting eco-friendly alternatives and reducing e-waste.

DFNI-Frontier reports that Capi, the airport electronics retailer, has joined forces with Renewd, a certified pre-owned equipment brand, to promote sustainability and the circular economy at Schiphol Airport. This collaboration, launched at Schiphol Airport Plaza Lounges 1 and 2, allows travelers to trade in their old smartphones in exchange for financial benefits, thereby extending the devices' lifecycle and reducing environmental impact.

Renewd, celebrating its 10th anniversary, provides second-life devices that offer an eco-friendly alternative to new electronics. According to the International Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Forum, 5.3 billion mobile phones were discarded in 2022, a number that continues to rise each year.

Sustainable choice

According to the DFNI-Frontier report, the partnership offers travelers a sustainable choice without sacrificing quality or comfort. The traded-in devices undergo rigorous Renewd quality control before being resold, ensuring they meet strict performance standards.

The impact of this initiative extends beyond individual purchases. By trading in old smartphones, consumers help reduce e-waste in landfills and decrease the demand for new materials and energy-intensive manufacturing processes.

Capi is the first store in the Netherlands to offer this trade-in service at airports, with plans to expand the initiative to other European airports in collaboration with Renewd.