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Pacebutler Makes Selling Recycling and Donating Old Cell Phones Easier Than Ever

May 10th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Pacebutler makes selling recycling and donating old cell phones easier than ever.  We celebrated the National Cell Phone Recycling Week here in U.S. to remind us how easy it is to recycle your used cell phones.

Last month, we celebrated the National Cell Phone Recycling Week here in the U.S. It’s an activity that’s designed to remind us of how important cell phone recycling is and how easy it is to recycle your old or used cell phones.

Every year, approximately 140 million cell phone units are discarded here in the United States. Unfortunately, only 14 million or 10% of these old phone are recycled. The rest are lost, landfilled, or kept in by their owners (and then promptly forgotten until they’re totally obsolete and useless).

Why do we need to recycle cell phones, anyway?

Two reasons, basically: it helps preserve the environment and it’ an efficient way to acquire new materials to produce new electronic products.

It costs a lot more to mine and refine cell phone manufacturing materials like gold, copper, coltan, palladium, etc than it does to simply recover these from the stockpile of used cell phones that we generate every year. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, every 1 million units of old cell phones can yield as much as 75 pounds of gold, 772 pounds of silver, 33 pounds of palladium, and 35,274 pounds of copper. Think about reduced carbon footprint and environmental destruction that can result from a lower demand for fresh materials.

There are of course other reasons why we should recycle our old phones that are just as important. For one, materials like coltan used in the making of mobile phones are often sourced from conflict regions in Africa where mining poses a grave threat to certain gorilla species. Synthetic material and heavy metals found in cell phones like brominated flame retardants, mercury, cadmium, and lead are extremely dangerous to human health and can potentially affect us when they leach from our landfills into nearby water pathways.

Given these reasons, it’s clear that cell phone recycling or at least extending the usage of these devices is the right thing to do.

Cell phone recycling, donating, or selling is fast and easy, thanks to the proliferation of recycling and trading companies like Pacebutler Corporation of Edmond, Oklahoma.

If you want to recycle your cell phones, Pacebutler can help you with that through our partner – The American Cell Phone Drive. Working ACPD, you can be sure that your old phones are disposed properly. The company also accepts old working cell phones that can be refurbished to be distributed to organizations supporting victims of domestic violence.

For those who want to donate their used cell phones to their preferred charity or nonprofit, Pacebutler has also set up a receiving facility in cooperation with some of the most important nonprofit organization in the US today. We can receive your phone donations to such reputable groups as the American Cancer Society, Leukemia Society, and the Salvation Army. Please check the price list before mailing in your phones for you to have an idea of how much exactly is the value of your donation. Shipping is free and a receipt will be mailed back to you within a few business days after we receive the phones.

Finally, if you just want to clear the electronic clutter and earn some cash, nothing can be easier than selling your old phones to Pacebutler for as much as $125 per unit. Shipping is also free (just print the prepaid mailing label) and you will receive your check in the mail a few days after we receive the phones. To avoid any confusion, you might also want to check the price list before mailing the phones.

We celebrate the National Cell Phone Recycling Week every April but you need not wait ‘til next year to do something. Sell, donate, or recycle your old cell phones today.

Tags: Cell Phone Recycling

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jim // May 17, 2011 at 10:17 am

    I have been noticing cell phone recycling machines in the malls near my house… I’m glad to see that they are becoming more convenient to get rid of… Here’s to hoping more people take it seriously.

  • 2 cheap essays // May 25, 2011 at 6:30 am

    please make it happen so that we can easily make this step by recycling it.

  • 3 Vintage Mobile Phones // May 26, 2011 at 4:29 am

    Recycling old phones is a great way to help the environment and of course help others as well. This is a very encouraging post to make other people realize that it’s the best choice to recycle their old mobile phones. 🙂