Recovery logistics is a concept that includes flow streams directed in the reverse direction in relation to primary flows. By using this concept, you can gain a number of benefits, both economic, environmental and social, that is, the benefits of the principle of sustainable development. This article consists of three parts. The concept of recovery logistics is presented in the first part of this paper. In the second part of the article, the authors attempted to determine the importance of recovery logistics in sustainable development. The third part of the paper presents the process of recovery and the life cycle of mobile phones.