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Africa is the Old Cell Phone Dumping Ground for the World

Is Africa the dumping ground for old cell phones and other electronic items from the United States and the rest of the world? The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) believes that may well actually be the case. With more than 15 million tons of new e-waste being generated every year all over the world, the fear is that Africa is the target dumping ground for a large portion of it.

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Talk To Your Cell Phone to Recharge It

Recharging an old cell phone can be a major pain for many people, but a technological breakthrough might just make it possible for people to recharge their cell phones – simply by talking to it. The astonishing new technology, being developed by researchers in South Korea, could see just the sound of a person’s voice being enough to power up a depleted cell phone.

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Old Cell Phone Bill on Hold

The San Francisco bill to force cell phone companies to put radiation disclosure levels on new cell phones – given that it’s a little late to put them on old cell phones – has been put on indefinite hold, with a “watered down” version now more likely to end up being passed.

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Cell Phone Recycling Never More Important

The need for the responsible recycling of old cell phones and other forms of electrical goods has never been more pressing. The rate of technological innovation seems to be increasing by the day and the impact on the environment of discarded old cell phones and other electronic items can be very damaging, with these items containing carcinogenic heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, and mercury, which can also be extremely dangerous to human health.