For most of us, our cell phones are a whole lot more than just something we make a call from. We use them as alarm clocks, as portable GPS, as our MP3 player, as a Twitter device, as a way to surf or update our Facebook page, as an e-reader or document editor – the list goes on. Because of this, and the constantly improving cell phone technology, Americans change cell phones a lot.
The result is the increased need for cell phone recycling; because, as small as they are, cell phones are toxic electronic waste and what they don’t do in size, the do in mass.
So here are a few facts about cell phones:
- Each year, 100 million cell phones are made obsolete through upgrades or damage.
- The average active life span for a cell phone is 18 months, despite the fact that most cell phones are still perfectly useable when they are discarded.
- 75% of Americans throw their old cell phones into drawers, along with the battery and the charger.
- While Europe is plowing ahead with the universal charger; America still depends upon a variety of chargers, based upon the make and model of their cell phone.
And here are a couple about cell phone recycling:
- When cell phones are recycled, they are often redistributed amongst people with disabilities, people who find themselves in shelters, and sent abroad to lesser developed countries, where they find a whole new lease on life.
- When you recycle your cell phone through Sell Cell, you know you are getting top dollar for your phone.