Millions of Americans own cell phones, with almost 80% of American adults owning a smartphone. What about the other devices we once loved but have since upgraded – what should we do with the cell phones and other tech we no longer use?
One option is phone recycling. With Decluttr, you can recycle old cell phones and make some money in the process. Search for your cell phone in our valuation engine, get an instant price – or you can read on to learn some more about cell phone recycling.
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Americans throw away more than 9 million tons of electronics every year, more than any other country in the world.
Smartphone recycling is good to clear out the unwanted clutter in your home. The average American home has 300,000 items within it and some reports show we consume twice as many material items now as we did 50 years ago. All of these items in our homes means that one in four Americans now have a clutter problem.
Reducing the amount of clutter in your home has a positive effect on stress levels and mental health.
When it comes to old tech items, they could be making you money rather than taking up space in a drawer! The longer you wait to sell or recycle phones, the less you’ll make for them.
When you recycle old cell phones, you help to reduce the amount of e-Waste that ends up in landfill sites and in developing countries. Burning and dismantling this waste is one of the key factors for atmospheric pollution, whereas contaminating soil or water supplies can destroy local ecosystems.
Cell phone recycling is good for the economy too! In 2011, e-Waste recycling in the United States added more than $20 billion to the economy, creating around 45,000 jobs.
When one million cell phones are recycled, over 20,000 lbs of copper, 20 lbs of palladium, 550 lbs of silver and 50 lbs of gold can be recovered. Recycling one million laptops can save enough energy to run more than 3,500 American homes for an entire year.