Each year, there are over four billion cell phones manufactured worldwide. Out of those, less than 3% make it to a recycling center.
Dubai is urging its citizens to go green and recycle their old cell phones and other forms of electronic waste in a bid to protect the environment.
Greenpeace has welcomed the notification of a ruling surrounding the environmentally friendly management and disposal of electronic goods such as old cell phones in India.
A story on the truth about where electronic items, including but not limited to old cell phones, go once they have reached the end of their useful life, has been named as the favorite story of CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley in the United States.
Old cell phones and other such devices could pose a health risk in hospitals because of the amount of germs that can accumulate on their surfaces. The germs that old cell phones and the like are carrying into hospitals are not just any old bacteria either, but highly “worrisome” drug resistant bacteria, according to researchers from the Inonu University’s Department of Medical Microbiology in Malatya in Turkey.
Using a new or old cell phone for the purposes of having a conversation with someone might seem to some to be the sole point of owning such a device in the first place, but evidence is growing that more and more people are using their cell phones for just about everything except talking.
India will have new rules regarding the disposal of old cell phones and other items of electronic waste from next year. The new rules, which will cover everyone involved in the manufacture, processing, purchasing and sales of every kind of electrical goods, will force all recycling and collection centers to get authorization from the GSPCS (Goa State Pollution Control Board).
New and old cell phones have been connecting the world for several decades now, with over 223 million people all around the world using the devices.
Children should not have or be exposed to new or old cell phones in the wake of the World Health Organization report linking cell phones to cancer, according to Canadian NDP health critic France Galinas.
If you are thinking about replacing your current cell phone with a new one or perhaps considering the move to a smartphone, you may want to look into recycling your current cell for cash