Your cell phone contains various chemicals and substances that are hazardous. How do you dispose of a damaged, old or worn-out phone? Most people just keep it idle in their house for a while before they finally throw it away in the trash, where it eventually ends up in a landfill. That is the wrong way to dispose of an old phone.
Electronic waste and the environment
Electronic waste can cause serious environmental harm. The chemicals that are used in making the phones like beryllium, mercury, lead, zinc, copper, lithium, antimony, cadmium, arsenic and nickel are not good for the environment. When they diffuse into the soil, they can cause serious and severe damage to the environment.
Improper disposal of phones can pose a serious threat of existence for all living creatures, now or in the future. By disposing of your cell phone correctly, you will make the world a better place to live. The already stated chemicals and metals that are used in the manufacturing of cell phones are very toxic to the environment. They are capable of remaining in the soil for many years.
Disposing old phones
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How then do you dispose of old phones properly? It is very simple. Just log on to the internet and search for centers that deal with the recycling of phones. You can choose to sell the phone or donate it to charity.
Protect the environment
In disposing of the phone, you should place your interests in preserving and protecting the environment. Do not focus on the saving or making of money. Generally speaking. However, the centers that deal with recycling will try their best to buy your damaged phone at a reasonable price.
There is nothing that prevents you from comparing the prices offered by the various purchasers to choose the best deal. You should ensure that you confirm the drop-off location.
Most cities have several centers where you can drop off your old, damaged or unused phone. The center may decide to recycle the phone and sell it, or it may choose to discard it safely. Most centers that deal with the purchasing of these phones have an independent assessor that determines the real worth of your phone. You are assured that you will get a good price for your phone.
Before you dispose of old phones, you should restore the factory settings. Ensure that you reset all the PINs, PUK and passwords to the factory settings. Ensure that you delete all the private messages, files, videos and any other information that may be saved or stored on the phone before you drop it off. By disposing of your mobile correctly, you will make the world a better place to live.