This week we are celebrating Recycle Week 2022! It’s the one week of the year where retailers, brands, waste management companies, trade associations, governments and the media come together to achieve one goal: to galvanise the public into recycling more of the right things, more often.
This year’s theme is ‘Let’s Get Real’ and will challenge perceptions and myths around recycling. So do you really know the best way to recycle your tech?
How much of a phone can be recycled?
Did you know that 80% of a mobile phone is recyclable, so don’t send it to landfill or leave it in the drawer, recycle it and even earn some cash! Phones are manufactured using a range of different materials, these materials like metals, plastics can be extracted from a device and recycled. As well as the materials, a majority of the components in a device can be reused.
For every 1 million mobile phones that are recycled, 35,274 lbs of copper, 772 lbs of silver, 75 lbs of gold, and 33 lbs of palladium can be recovered. However, 151 million mobile phones are trashed every year, ending up in landfills.
Why should we recycle phones?
We all know the positive impact recycling has on the environment, however recycling our mobile phones and electronics is avoiding future greenhouse gasses, saving energy, protecting the environment and conserving natural recourses. Only 12% of users recycle their phones after using it for an average of 15 months, however the mobile device and components have a usable lifespan of up to 7 years.
151 million mobile phones are trashed every year, resulting in e-waste currently makes up 70% of the worlds hazardous waste in landfills. ?
While smartphones don’t consume much energy whilst being used, over 85% of their emissions impact come from production. Recycling your phone can reduce this percentage and reduce the impact this is having on the planet.
Our part at Mobile Reborn
Did you know that with every order we receive a tree is planted, alongside our recyclable packaging we are doing our part to help the environment. By sharing our passion about supporting the planet, we hope to encourage you to do your part and support our journey to improve the environment buy opting for refurbished technology.
You can keep your old devices in circulation AND earn quick cash with our brand-new partner, Frift! It’s what we like to call the home of ‘Trade, Save and Upgrade’, helping you sustainably earn cash for your tech and give it a new lease of life.
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