Global Study on Mobile Phone Recycling
In recent years, the UK has contributed its bit towards getting more and more people to recycle their mobile phones but that isn’t enough. Most of the countries across the world are still not engaging in cell phone recycling.
Let’s take an example, say of Middle East. It is a very large area where cell phone recycling is no protocol to follow. Even though UAE is working towards resolving this issue, but looking at the bigger picture, that may not be enough! As far as cell phone recycling is concerned, one of the most critical factors is the earth, no matter where you or I live. Every electronic item, including iPads, laptops and mobile phones, contains harmful elements that are extremely toxic and pose a major hazard to our environment. The batteries and screens also have properties which could prove dangerous if thrown away into landfills, so one must consider exploring options for recycling the used and unwanted electronics.
Well, it is not just about the damage being caused to the earth. We already have extracted many precious metals but still billions of pounds get lost to landfills due to the trashing of electronic items. Precious metals such as silver, gold and nickel are a part of mobile phones and it is important to know how that they must be removed, melted and be reused for manufacturing other new products including mobile phones. Why do you think the recycling companies pay you cash for recycling old cell phones?