ClickCease Skip to main content


Sell Your SmartphonesTech

Characteristics of an Eco-Friendly Phone

By April 12, 2017No Comments

More and more people are taking the admirable step of making an effort to be greener and more environmentally conscious in various aspects of their daily lives. Some of the characteristics of eco-friendly products include being made of sustainable materials, being energy-efficient, and being easy to recycle.

One of the ways we can all be greener is by looking into which phones are best for the environment when making a purchasing decision. We use our phones every day, and you’re probably going to have many phones in your lifetime, so the more you can do to make sure your phone is eco-friendly, the better. Here are some of the most environmentally friendly phones on the market and tips on how you can become eco-friendlier with your phone habits.

The Most Eco-Friendly Phones

The Fairphone has been touted as the most eco-friendly phone available. It’s made of entirely eco-friendly phone materials such as recycled plastic and aluminum. Also, you get tutorials and can purchase spare parts from the company so you can fix the phone if it breaks, rather than replace it.

The Huawei Ascend W1 is another great choice when it comes to environmentally friendly phones. In addition to being made completely from recycled plastic, it has a long-life battery that can go the whole day, giving it high marks for energy-efficiency. On top of all that, it has a very low radiation signature.

You don’t have to buy an obscure brand to find an environmentally friendly phone. The iPhone 7 Plus is PVC-free, brominated flame retardant-free, has a recyclable aluminum enclosure and a mercury-free LED-backlit display.

How to Be More Environmentally Friendly With Phone Use

Besides purchasing a device that uses eco-friendly phone materials in the first place, making a commitment to recycle your old phone can be a great way to help the environment. Can you recycle phones for money? You absolutely can!

The easiest way to do it is to send your old phone to The Whiz Cells rather than tossing it in the trash. We’ll take your used device, make sure it’s still in usable shape or get it there ourselves and then resell it. Not only do you get to do something great for the environment, but you get to make money doing it.

We pay top prices for the used phones, tablets and other electronics we buy, and you get paid fast — usually within 72 hours of our receiving the device if you use our free packing and shipping option, and within 24 hours of receipt if you ship it yourself. Contact to find out more!

Another way you can do your part is by buying a used phone from The Whiz Cells eBay store, where you’ll find great deals on a wide range of fully functional cell phones from top brands like Apple, Samsung and Motorola.

Do your part for the environment while enjoying modern technology. Recycle your old phones and buy a used phone or an eco-friendly new phone today!