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5 Reasons to Recycle Your Cell Phone

July 26th, 2012 · No Comments

Here are some of the best 5 reasons to recycle your cell phone and get the most of your old electronic device, which could be nothing more than an e-waste

Cell phones have become ubiquitous and we all have them. But what do you do when you are bored with your cell phone and want to buy a new one? There starts the quest to recycle your old phone in a responsible and profitable way.

Though, some people may just put their old phone in their sock drawer and forget it, you can choose to sell or freecycle your cell phone. Following are the main reasons why you should recycle your phone instead of chucking it in a drawer:

  1. Sell it for Cash:  This is one of the most attractive options. You can sell your cell phone for cash on various websites such as Pacebutler and many others. The cash that you make from such sale may help you to finance your next phone as well.
  2. For Environment: Cell phones come with various parts like batteries which are not biodegradable. So if you throw your phone in a garbage bin, then not only you are losing out the money but you are also destroying environment. Lately, there have emerged several firms which would buy back your phone at a nominal price or for free and recycle them in an environmentally responsible ways.
  3. Clutter Free Your House: This is yet another reason why you should recycle your cell phone. Old and used gadgets collect dust and mites and seldom used again. If you make a conscious decision to recycle the old gadget the moment you buy a new one then you can keep your house junk free and clean. Surely, you want to keep your socks in the drawer and don’t want it be crammed with old junk phones.
  4. For Charity: Now, you can keep you house and conscience clean at the same time. If you are not willing to handover your phone for money then you can simply give it to a needy person. There are many charitable organizations which would collect your phone and then distribute them to poor people in need of a cell phone. You can also give your phone to a younger child as a beginner phone.
  5. Recycling for Parts: If you are changing your phone because it is no longer working and you cannot sell it for money or charity, then you can try to recycle it on part basis. There are various organizations which would buy your phone and knock it apart to make use of its parts. Even the smallest working part of the cell phone can be used for some purpose. Recycling also helps to keep the production number down, further helping the environment.

Kudos if you have decided to recycle your phone. However, you should take certain precautions before selling or donating your phone. You should make sure that you have erased the entire data and personal information from your phone. You could reset your phone back to Factory setting, however, it is advisable to take help of a professional for this purpose as in some cases even the erased data can be retrieved back by unscrupulous persons.

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