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New Phone Makes Cell Phone Recycling Easy

A new cell phone has been designed to make cell phone recycling easier when it inevitably reaches time for disposal. The RevOlvo combination cell phone and charger is deliberately designed to be easily broken apart once it has reached the end of its natural life, thus making life considerably easier for cell phone recycling companies such as SellCell than many other kinds of old cell phones.

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King County Council Sets Cell Phone Recycling Rules

King County Council in the United States has set official guidelines relating to the recycling of old cell phones as well as other electrical items such as old computers, televisions and more. The new laws force contractors for the county to follow Basel Action Network rules relating to the safe and responsible recycling or reuse of old cell phones and other items of electrical waste.

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Privacy of Used Cell Phones Issue Hits Congress

The issue of privacy with regards to used cell phones such as the Apple iPhone and some Google phones has hit the headlines recently thanks to the revelation that smartphones are not only capable of tracking their users’ location but actually stores that information – in an unencrypted form – for up to a year afterwards.

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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.