When you upgrade your phone, what do you do with your old one? Some people resell their old phone if it is in working condition. However, if it is broken in any way, many people just either keep them laying around as clutter, or they throw them in the trash. There is an alternative though, you can recycle your phones as a more eco-friendly option!
You may wonder why you cannot just toss your old phone in the trash, as it seems pretty harmless. However, cell phones have toxins in them that can damage the environment if they end up in a landfill. Not many people know the process of how to recycle their phones, but it’s actually a fairly simple process. You just have to find a company that specializes in cell phone recycling. It’s as simple as doing a quick Google search and dropping off your phone at the closest recycling location.
Of course, it’s even more helpful if you try to reduce your tech waste as much as possible before recycling. Phones have more life than you may expect. Even though your phone may break after two years, if you get it repaired, some phones can keep on working for up to nine years. There are many companies out there dedicated to ensuring cell phones get recycled rather than thrown away. There are even nonprofit organizations that will donate your old phone to someone in need.