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?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
If you live in an area serviced by Cox Communication, then your cell phone options may have just gotten bigger, with the well-known cable company having just become the first US cable firm to sell its own wireless phone service – providing an alternative to AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and T-Mobile.
As recycling your old cell phone is becoming the craze of 2010 it’s important to not rush into sending your cell to be recycled. As cell phone recycling is still a fairly new thing it can sometimes be difficult to retrieve advice on how this is best done as not everyone’s had the experience of […]
In my previous article I informed you of the criteria of a fully working cell phone. If you are considering recycling your old cell it is vitally important that you know the different between a ‘working phone’ and ‘non-working phone’. As the value of a ‘non-working phone’ is considerably lower than that of a working […]
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 […]
On the whole, selling or recycling your old cell phone is very simple: you select a recycling company who you wish to sell you old cell phone to, send your old cell to them and then wait for the cash through the letter box: nothing more and nothing less.