Why Recycle Phones?
The most environmentally sound thing to do with an old used phone is to reuse it.
There are currently over 200 million wireless subscribers in the United States.
Consumers are adopting new wireless phone technologies at a rapid pace in the United States. The average life of a new cell phone is 9 to 18 months.
Recycling the phones ensures that the toxic materials in the phones don't end up in our landfills and groundwater.
Continued recycling and reuse of cell phones substantially reduces the number of phones manufactured each year. This also reduces the demand for precious metals collected through environmentally destructive mineral mining.
The cell phones collected from our programs are either refurbished, reused or smelted down for metals and plastics. All processing is handled in EPA regulated facilities in the United States.