Protect the environment and Recycle your old mobile phones
In the UK, over eighty million mobile phones are just stored away in desks and drawers or collecting dust on your desk. If you are due a phone upgrade or have just bought a new phone, did you ever consider what you would do and where your old handset would go? A lot of people do not and several phone recycling programs have been created in order to attempt to increase the number of phones being recycled in the UK.
Phone Recycling Companies
There are many phone recycling companies out there from Envirofone to Mazuma Mobile and Royal Mail’s simply drop. These companies will give you money for your old mobile phone and it doesn’t really matter if the phone is broken or not. You will be given less money for it if it doesn’t work although! This is fantastic for the environment because if you simply toss your old phone into the bin then they can release toxins such as arsenic, lead, mercury and cadmium into landfill sites, polluting the soil, air and water supplies by doing this.
The vast majority of phones that are recycled are in working order, so you just need to find out how much you will get for your old phone by going to a phone recycling site and entering your phone’s make and model.
Where they go to
The working phones that are recycled can simply be used by others who are less fortunate and can be sent to developing countries to help there. The nonworking phones can be fixed or used to fix other phones, which can then be used by others. Reusing all the phone’s components and metals in the handset, lowers the need for new raw materials, as well as lowering the impact on mining for metals on the environment and the wildlife.
Submitted by guest blogger, Matt: I am passionate about recycling and helping our planet. I also think that we should all contribute to being greener and having a positive impact on the world. I work with a comparison website that compares prices when you recycle mobile phones(links to http://www.recyclemobilephones.co.uk/brands/). They want to see more phones recycled which in turn means less pollution in landfill sites and less mining for new materials, which, destroys habitats for wildlife. I am pleased to write as a guest and hope I have helped you think about recycling.