Every time a new mobile phone comes out on the market, huge crowds line up to buy it — without necessarily thinking about what they’ll do with their “old” phone.
What happens to all those hundreds of thousands of used phones?
Today people are more environmentally conscious than ever, so it makes sense to get all the practical facts about mobile phone recycling.
Old mobile phones are still use-able — by someone else. Plus they contain all kinds of components that have no business ending up in a landfill, and compromising the environment.
Think about it:
Americans through away 130 million mobile phones, just in the year 2005. Those old mobile phones contained an incredible 65,000 tons of toxic waste.
And that was five years ago. What would the figure be now?
In the UK, only 10% of old mobile phones end up being recycled. The rest are casually thrown away, eventually leeching toxic waste into the earth. Inevitably, this toxic waste will literally come back to haunt us: in our air and drinking water.
This catastrophe can be prevented, and the solution is simple.
You can get all the tips you need about mobile phone recycling on one page.
Learn how to pick the right recycler, how much of a refund you can get, how your recycled phone can help someone in a less affluent country have a better life, and lots more!