On average, in the UK, mobile phone users upgrade their handsets every 18 months. Of all the old handsets, it is thought that only 20% are ever reused or recycled. This amounts to tens of millions of mobile phones that have either been discarded or are going unused. Each of these unused phones contains elements that can be extremely harmful to the environment. Thankfully, phone recycling is becoming more and more common, and companies like Mazuma Mobile will even pay you for doing so.
Throwing away mobile phones can be extremely dangerous, and there are many reasons why mobile recycling is important. They contain a number of harmful chemicals, including cadmium, lead, beryllium and flame retardants. If disposed of incorrectly, the cadmium in one mobile phone battery could be enough to contaminate around six hundred thousand litres of water. Flame retardants, lead and beryllium used in the making of mobile phones can cause many serious illnesses, including cancer, liver damage and damage to nervous systems.
If you recycle phones, it will ensure that none of these harmful elements will damage the planet or life on it. All you have to do is simply pop your unused handsets in the provided freepost envelope, and Mazuma will undertake the recycling process. They will pay you the price they have quoted for your handset on the day they receive it. It’s a great way to help the environment and preserve the health of our planet, as well as being a simple way to earn some extra cash.