A survey states that the average life span for mobile phones is about a year. With the younger generation, it’s less than that!
Now, the interesting thing is what happens to all those mobile phones that are being recycled every single day of the year? Heres what happens - many mobiles end up lying around in some corner of the house or are thrown in the bin! With electronic waste fast becoming one of the most hazardous forms of garbage, it’s essential we look at doing something beyond just throwing mobile phones away, and that something is recycling.
Now you might be wondering – how can a mobile phone be recycled?
There are several ways, and some might even make you money
- Buy back option – Several mobile phone manufacturers and even mobile retailers have an option where they exchange your old handset for new. That would ensure that your new mobile becomes cheaper, and your old phone is recycled professionally.
- Fonebank – One of the UK’s largest recyclers, Fonebank will recycle your mobile phone if you send it to them in London.
- Recycling for charity – Some recyclers such as Recycling Appeal collect used mobile phones for recycling and they donate the funds to charity. With Fonebank you can also donate funds to charity.
- Give it to someone else – Most of our mobile phones are changed while they are in good working condition. But, instead of throwing it away, consider donating it to someone in the family or someone you know.
This is just our bit to making sure the Earth stays Green. Remember to recycle your mobile phone next time the urge to upgrade hits you.