PrO Pre-owned going green

Eco-friendly Mobile Tech – Options for a Sustainable Future!

Eco Friendly Recycled Pre-Owned phones

Eco-friendly tech has been much debated over the last few years. Given the amount of wastage and how quickly we need to move on to the next shiny thing, if you’re anything like me environmental decisions start becoming an obsession… who needs a social life, right! On the other hand, my overthinking powers, allow me to not often regret my decisions or my eco-friendly purchases.

So, what exactly is eco-friendly technology? According to “TreeHugger” eco-friendly technology is defined as:

  • Recycled, recyclable, and/or biodegradable content
  • Plant-based materials
  • Reduction of polluting substances
  • Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Renewable energy
  • Energy-efficiency
  • Multi-functionality
  • Low-impact manufacturing

However, very few devices fit in these categories if any at all, so what do you do?

I can’t tell you to forgo the latest Samsung or iPhone and risk the wrath of the tech gods, given the amount of promotion we do for them. I can however nudge you in the direction of alternatives that are both easier on the environment and on your pocket. Allowing you a social life, saving you the hassle of obsessing like me.

Believe it or not, you get good quality second-hand and refurbished devices, that have been given a new lease on life. Cellucity has its own brand called “PrO Pre-owned”, mostly consisting of the iPhone range. Cellucity also offers repairs on phones through The Real Repair Company. Plus, all the packaging is made from 100% recyclable cardboard, to add to the green vibes.

So, if you’re looking for a conscious decision let’s look at the options more closely and what they entail:

Pre-Owned Phones

PrO Premium Pre-owned – starting from R1,999

  • Undergone a complete 40-point quality assessment.
  • Exceptionally high-quality devices
  • May show very few fine marks or scratches or bumps
  • 80% battery capacity guaranteed, which is exemplary for a battery.

PrO Pristine Pre-owned – starting from R2,499

  • Gold standard devices.
  • Undergone a complete 40-point quality assessment,
  • Phone check certified
  • Minimum 80% battery capacity.
  • 100% Guaranteed original parts
  • Void of any easily visible marks or scratches, bumps, or dents.
The Real Repair Co

The Real Repair Co. – repairs start from R299

  • Leading South African repairer with Apple iPhones, iPods, iPads, Macbooks & iMacs as well as Samsung and Huawei mobile devices.
  • 25 years of repairing mobile phones
  • 23 outlets in partnership with Cellucity and 4 standalone stores
  • Offering consumers great choice and convenience in being able to get their devices repaired where and when it is most suitable for them.

If I’m honest I have a much more settled conscious knowing, I have a pre-owned device and giving it the full life, it deserves. It’s the circle of life, smartphone edition. Drop a line and let’s chat.

S.A.Rogers. “What is Eco-Friendly Technology.” Treehugger, May 7, 2020,

Written By: Marion Richards 28/06/2023