What Am I Supposed To Do With My Old Mobile Phone?
For most all of us, we have an extra (or possibly more) mobile phones just laying around that we never use. The reason is simply – we have upgraded to a bigger and better mobile phone. So, what in the world are we supposed to do with these old phones? Well, if you live in the US or the UK you cannot just throw them away! This is actually against the law and you can get into a lot of trouble. Why? Recent research suggests that it could take as long as thousands of years for an old mobile and its battery inside to fully break down!
This is because of the different non perishable metals and plastics inside the phone. Beyond the landfills you also have to consider that when you throw your mobile away, it’s chemicals COULD end up leaking into the nearby water supply. It’s estimated that one mobile phone that is incorrectly disposed of and ends up in water could pollute as much as six hundred thousand litre! In order to follow the law AND make cash for phones you should start looking into mobile phone recycling. Phone recycling is all about selling your mobile phone for the environment AND making cash for phones. The process is incredibly easy.
You can either make money from the one or two phones you have right now or you could, if you think about this a little bit, could actually turn this into a business. Personally, if you want some cash, I would suggest turning this into a business. People all around the world want to get rid of phones and they have no idea how to go about it or they simply aren’t interested. You could start calling businesses and companies and asking them if they have any old or used mobile phones and see if they would be willing to part with them.
If they don’t want to, you could even sweeten the deal and get a charity or a donation centre going and gather these phones promising (and doing) the companies that you will give a certain percentage to a charity of their choice. This really sweetens the deal because not only are you getting cash for phones, but they are more willing to give you the mobile phones for mobile phone recycling because you are willing to give part of the money to a charity!
Also, old mobiles that are no longer needed are great to send abroad to developing countries to help their economies grow. People who cannot afford brand new phones are happy to receive unwanted goods because it allows them greater freedom. The ability to communicate instantly is still a dream in some parts of the world – your old phone could make it a reality.
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