Today’s unquenchable thirst for the latest gadgets is accepted as the norm. As new models hit the shops the last generation of models instantly become obsolete for some. Typically mobile phone contract users will get a new phone every 12, 18 or 24 months. All the old gadgets have to go somewhere. Fortunately some get recycled.
A recent development in world of recycling are companies such as Envirofone, Fonebank, MobilePhoneXchange, Money4urMobile, Mopay, Sell Old Mobile, Love2Recycle and Earth Mobile. They have been around for a few years now and since beginning have recycled thousands of old and unused mobile phones. Every phone that is recycled gives money to the whoever sends it in and saves the environment in various ways. By recycling the parts of a mobile energy is saved from manufacturing new parts and reduces the release of greenhouse gasses. Another benefit is the issue of waste. Tons of handsets are thrown away every year and are still ending up in landfill sites where they take hundreds of years to even begin decomposing.
As well as mobile phone recycling these companies now allow people to sell my ipod 5 even if they are not working. There are many reasons why someone may want to get cash for their old iPod it could be: a cracked screen that isn’t worth the bother of repairing, it may no longer turn on or the battery may hold very little charge and may run out very quickly. Whatever the reason for sending in an old iPod or iPhone, they will quote a price for a working model and they pay up to 90% for non-working or faulty models.
Mobile phone recycling has become very popular as the world has become more environmentally conscious as more try and prevent further damage to the planet. This along with the huge growth in mobile phones and the resulting tons of old handsets that are thrown away have made recycling services popular.
Anyone with an old, unused or broken mobile phone or iPod can send it into one of the main recycling companies and receive a payment for it roughly within a week. Firstly the make and model of the handset must be typed into the website. Once the phone or iPod is found it will show the price they will pay for a working handset. It will then give various options to select from such as whether it is working or not, payment methods such as cheque, bank transfer, donation to charity or high street vouchers that can often fetch a higher value.
Most households will have old and unused handsets lying around, in drawers, boxes, cupboards, behind furniture, under the stairs, under the bed, the list goes on. There is hidden cash waiting around most houses and by sending old handsets to a mobile recycle website anyone can start making a bit of money while being good to the environment. There could be loads of phones just waiting to be sent off, all forgotten about by family and friends.