Saturday, June 5, 2010

Cell Phone Recycling: How to Recycle Your Old Cell Phone

Who would ever think that cell phones, that small electronic gadget could damage the environment so bad that it is now considered a competitor for the dame of the computer waste. Environmentalists are concerned about the most growing trash's and cell phones is considered one of them.

According to the article " The average North American gets a new cell phone every 18 to 24 months, making old phones—many that contain hazardous materials like lead, mercury, cadmium, brominated flame retardants and arsenic—the fastest growing type of manufactured garbage in the nation. "
The question of what is next is raised. Good thing that there are well known organizations, some are non-profit are concerned for this specific issue. Some examples are:

Convenient Recycling Support for Cell Phone Users, by Call2Recycle.
The CollectiveGood organization takes used cell phones, refurbishes them, and then re-sells them to distributors and carriers.
Another player is ReCellular, which manages the in-store collection programs for Bell Mobility, Sprint PCS, T-Mobile, Best Buy and Verizon.

Finally, a fact that was argued is States and Provinces Lead the Way on Mandatory Cell Phone Recycling. It is true that some states do actually mandate and others don't and the case is the same in Canada. This will defiantly have its own major impact on phone recycling.

Yousef Alomran


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