Recycling Your Mobile Phone
There’s no doubt that we heavily depend on our mobile devices. For most of us, forgetting to take our cell phone, smartphone or tablet with us when we leave the house is enough to cause a sense of panic. And many of us have spent long, uncomfortable hours waiting in line, just so we can be the first person to take advantage of the latest, greatest mobile phone technology.
Rapid upgrades in mobile technology are now the norm. It’s hard to turn on a TV without hearing about a hot new product that’s ready to hit the market. While these technological innovations have dramatically improved the way we communicate, they have also created a major environmental problem: landfills around the world are overflowing with electronic waste, much of it in the form of discarded mobile devices.
According to a report by the market research firm MarketsandMarkets, 41.5 million tons of e-waste was generated worldwide in 2011, and the figure is expected to reach 93.5 million tons by 2016. What’s more, up to 80 percent of old mobile devices end up in landfills. These devices and the batteries that power them contain toxic substances such as mercury, lead, cadmium and arsenic that ultimately leak into the environment – and that’s not good for anyone.
Why You Should Recycle Your Old Phone
As more people are becoming aware of the environmental hazards posed by depositing large numbers of used mobile devices into landfills, the concept of recycling continues to gain traction. Recycling old cell phones presents a more palatable alternative to tossing them in the trash.
In addition to reducing the amount of e-waste that ends up in landfills, the benefits of recycling include:
- Energy savings — Recycling just one cell phone can save enough energy to power a laptop for up to 44 hours. If every American recycled instead of discarded old mobile devices, we would save enough energy to power approximately 24, 000 homes per year.
- Conserving materials — Cell phones contain recyclable materials such as zinc, plastics, nickel, and epoxy that can be extracted and reused.
- Helping others — Recycled cell phones can be resold at a reduced price or sent to soldiers stationed overseas.
Recycle Cell Phones for Cash at The Whiz Cells
Here’s one more great reason for recycling old cell phones: you could get some much-needed cash. The Whiz Cells is an electronics recycler whose mission is to keep electronics in use as long as possible. This helps keep e-waste to a minimum in our landfills, while also putting money in the pockets of our customers.
We purchase used electronics and resell them to people who may be upgrading from much older technology at a reduced cost. We also purchase broken devices and send them to refurbishing centers to be used for parts or resold as quality working units. Recycling cell phone devices at The Whiz Cells benefits you, other individuals and the environment: it’s a win all the way around!
Recycling Your Mobile Phone Can Help You Save Money on Your New Device
Because we pay top dollar for used electronic devices, recycling your mobile phone at The Whiz Cells can help defray the cost of your new device. Here’s an example: Say you have an iPhone 6S and you’re ready to upgrade to the iPhone 7. Let’s say we’re offering $300 for your iPhone 6S and the cost of your upgrade to the iPhone 7 is the standard retail price of $649.99. This means the impact on your wallet is only $349.99 to upgrade to the newest iPhone!
Don’t throw that old cell phone in the trash. Recycle it at The Whiz Cells instead. Contact us to get started today!