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Is it OK to recycle old phones?

By amyleah ·
Tags: Smartphones
Hello guys,
I have a question that is it OK to recycle old not in use phones? Does this really impact on the environment?

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Recycle Old Phones

by joymerrymann In reply to Is it OK to recycle old p ...

there are eco-friendly manners to recycle old phones.

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Absolutely fine

by isobeldavidson8 In reply to Is it OK to recycle old p ...

Yes. You can recycle your old gadget in fact you can do it online. There are a bundle of sites who do that.
for example: moneysavingexpert
you can google around :)

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Thank you

by John Cater In reply to Absolutely fine

i was also looking that how should i recycle the old gadgets now after looking these website i am able to recycle the products that are not in my use

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by samgord In reply to Is it OK to recycle old p ...

it should be used to produce new phones first of all.

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There's a solution

by Werdnik In reply to Is it OK to recycle old p ...

Haven't tried it myself but I read that there's companies which take care of your old phone and recycle it in a way, that some old compartments could be reused.

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Yes they do really adversly impact on the environment

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Is it OK to recycle old p ...

They are full of nasty chemicals and componds which are highly toxic when placed in Land Fill. Even the glue used to hold them together is extremly toxic and Apple has had to admit within the past few years that the glue used in their products had adversly impacted on the workers who make the phones.

On the other hand if Security is an Issue it can be just as dangerous to recycle them if there is any data on them that has to be considered as a Security Concern. Things like ways to pay for items or bank account details are the most likely things to be of interest to the Nasties but also what many consider as unimportant like E Mail Contact Lists can breach security for many places.

Over all it is better to recycle them but if you do you should try to be in a position to see it destroyed with a large Electric Bolt which will render any data on the phone unretrevable and gone forever.

However if you can not see it destroyed remove the battery and dispose of it at a different place and use the option to return the phone to it's Factory Defaults which while not destroying the data will make it harder to recover it and put off the would be baddies.

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Recycle old phone

by arysondc In reply to Is it OK to recycle old p ...

I think you can use the above-mentioned websites for recycling. It is always better to recycle otherwise these gadgets will end up in landfills causing environmental pollution and increasing water, air and soil toxicity. There is a bigger environmental impact caused due to e-waste. nowadays. Even space is not free from e-waste debris.

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Recycling old cell phones

by anthonyfrost52 In reply to Is it OK to recycle old p ...

Yes, it is good to recycle old cell phones. Not only the cell phone, you should recycle other old or damaged electronic stuff. Recycling gives positive impact on the environment. It reduces energy cost because recycling gives the chance to reuse the material. It also prevents air and water pollution.
There are many websites on the internet which perform recycling activities for phones
• Recell Cellular
• Decluttr
• Gazelle
• uSell

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