Recycling Your Cell Phone

It is always difficult to give up a cellular phone, when it is the case that it just cannot be fixed.  Especially if that phone has some sentimental value to you.  Perhaps it was your very first cell phone?  There are companies that will give it their best shot, repairing your technology, via informative professionals.  If and when your professional tells you it is due time to get a new device, it is earth conscious to consider recycling that piece of technology.

Recycling is a new concept with respects to cellular phones, and has become quite popular amongst the environmentally conscious. As of last year there were over 110 million phones that were being wrongly discarded in the United States alone.  Harsh chemicals can affect the grounds surface after only months.  

It is always in the best interest of the cell phone owner to completely clean data and personal information off the phone before donating, selling or giving it to anyone.  The owner’s manual for the cellular phone will most likely contain the directions for which to complete this action safely and securely.

Before permanently removing the sensitive information, always check to see if your new provider can copy the data onto your new phone.  This saves not only time, but the possibility of human error to transferring the data.

Considering iPhone repair or Blackberry repair is one option, although large numbers of individuals are now choosing to either sell their phones for cash (wherein they will be recycled), or formally recycle the phones themselves.  

There are a multitude of ways in which to recycle a cellular phone, if an individual is looking to rid themselves of it.  In the case that providers are changed, or you are choosing to upgrade to a different variety of phone; the cellular phone can still be recycled.  

Donating to Soldiers:  There are several companies online and offline that are now sending cell phones overseas to our active troops.  In the case that they would lose their phone, or need one temporarily to contact their families back home, this is a fantastic option.

Give to a Family Member or Friend:  After clearing all data from a cellular phone, it is often the case that a family member or friend can use that cell phone with the same provider.  In some cases there may be a fee to use the phone under a different name, but it can save somebody close to you from having to purchase a brand new phone.

Sell it Locally:  Often times there are individuals looking to get a cell phone for less of an upfront cost, as start-up packages for cell phones can be quite pricey.  Post an add for your phone and all accessories it contains, in your:  local newspaper, online, or via word of mouth.

Recycling items is always for the well-being of the earth and the individuals that live upon it.  In recycling cellular phones, there are many options, that keep it out of the ground, and possibly in the hands of another person.  Sometime, living green can start with one simple and progressive step.

Chad Figueiredo is COO of Global Repair Solutions which specializes in
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