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Cell Phone E-Waste in the USA

In a report by the Electronics Take Back Coalition, it was estimated that 126.3 million cell phones were put into the trash while only 14 million were recycled. That’s a recycling rate of 10% – and it is not very good. It was also pointed out that 68% of American consumers stockpile unwanted electrical equipment in their homes. The question is why?

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It Pays to Recycle Old Cell Phones

Recently, our sister company across the pond did a bit of research and found that 84% of the UK’s households had at least one cell phone stuck away in a drawer or cabinet. And the UK does not have nearly the cell phone users the USA does – with their ranking eighth in the list […]

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Sustaining Cell Phone Recycling in New Mexico

Dumpster Weekend Recycling cell phones and other advanced consumer electronics is gaining popularity every year. Recently, in Farmington, New Mexico, local residents recycled some 41,300 pounds of electronics during Dumpster Weekend. This is a special event held every October, for which residents sort their unwanted cell phones and other electronic goods throughout the year. Cell […]

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Killer Apps: For Every 100 Smartphones, there are Nine Malicious Apps Poised to Strike

Today we use our smartphones for just about everything; downloading apps which allow us to communicate, play, and do business all from one single pocket-sized gadget.  Unfortunately, many of us never stop to think about safety when we are downloading those apps. There’s an app for that! For those using the iPhone, there are 225,000 […]

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Why Should I try to sell my Cell Phone?

There are plenty of reasons as to why you should sell you old cell phone. Dependant on the condition and spec of your phone you could receive up to 90% of the original value of the phone. Even if your phone is classed as ‘non-working’ you may receive more cash than you would expect. It […]