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Recycling mobile phones
Recycling Mobile Phones

Recycling cell phones could be the answer to getting rid of the old mobile phones that clutter up drawers and boxes around our homes. With new mobile phones to tempt us all the time, sometimes we get new phones without really knowing what to do with our old one. That's why it's important to find out about mobile phone recycling. You may not think that you can recycle mobile phones, but you can. By recycling mobile phones, you can do your bit for the environment, without having to spend too much energy. You may even be able to put money in your pocket, or in the pocket of your favourite charity.

Here's how mobile phone recycling works.

Where to go

There are many places that you can go to recycle mobile phones. Your phone service provider or local phone shop may offer such a service. Often, you can trade in your phone and get around £10 to use towards a new one, or simply walk out with the cash. If you want to help a charity which needs the money, then check out Oxfam and Age Concern shops. There are also sites which tell you about appeals for recycled products to raise money. Any of these would make a good home for your unwanted mobile phone. Instead of adding your phone to the millions discarded each year, you could be among the 20 per cent who recycle mobile phones and help to make that percentage bigger.

Starting the recycling process

Once the phone has been handed in, the mobile phone recycling process starts. All phones put in for recycling are tested to see if they can be reused. If they can, then they are made ready for sale and resold, giving someone the chance to own a used, but still functional, mobile phone. Your old cell phone could end up anywhere in the world, in places where people will be happy to have a working mobile phone, even if it is used and doesn't have all the bells and whistles.

If the phone can't be reused, then it is often dismantled. The SIM card is destroyed to make sure that your personal data remains secure. Circuit boards can be reused in other phones or other electronic equipment, and metal can be recycled. Anything that still can't be used will be discarded.

Helping the environment

Mobile phone recycling helps to solve the problem of putting toxins into the environment. Cadmium, which is found in batteries, is very toxic, and putting these into landfill could lead to contamination of other areas. That's just one reason why mobile phone recycling is a good idea. You can help keep toxins out of the environment, pass your old phone to someone who needs it, and make sure that someone benefits from your recycling efforts. And when you get your new phone, you can feel good about your mobile phone recycling efforts. So, dig out that old phone and start recycling today!

Summary: the mobile phone recycling cycle

  • You hand in your mobile phone.

  • It is assessed to see if it can be reused.

  • If suitable for reuse, it is refurbished and sold.

  • If unsuitable for reuse, it is dismantled.

  • Usable parts are reused.

  • Unusable parts are discarded in an environmentally friendly way.


Next time you want to get a new mobile phone, carefully consider if you can be of the many who recycle mobile phones. Recycling mobile phones not only helps people less fortunate, but if mobile phone recycling helps the environment as well.

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