1000 Flowers for the Planet - #227 Recycle Your Mobile/Cell Phone
If you’re an Aussie it’s a mobile, if you’re an American it’s a cell – whatever you call it, recycle it when you’re done. Personally I’m never happy to change my phone. I get comfortable with what I have and really hate having to learn how a new phone works, so I resist the change. But even a low-level phone user such as me goes through phones every few years. It’s a sad fact that phone companies encourage the constant upgrade of phones at least every two years when contracts are up for renewal, and of course, everyone wants the latest technology. But this comes at a price.
Apparently, in Australia there are 23 million mobile phones tucked away in people’s drawers, not being used. That’s one each folks! Where will they end up? And imagine how many are hoarded throughout the world! Too many.
Mobile/cell phones contain toxic substances that we really don’t want to put back into the land, but as the phones go to landfill, so does the hazardous waste. Over 90% of your mobile phone can be recycled. This is a much better option for the planet. Recycle your old phone and help reduce carbon emissions, reduce landfill, protect the environment, save energy and conserve precious resources. In Oz you can check out http://www.mobilemuster.com.au/ for more information, or search for a recycler in your own country.