Give your conscience a boost with phone recycling

Along with most other consumers in the UK and many other countries around the world, you might well make use of mobile phones. These convenient devices are a great way of keeping in touch with people and the range of features they sport is ever increasing. Indeed, you can even make purchases via e-commerce websites, check your emails, listen to music and much more using the items.

However, when you replace your phone, you might not pay too much attention to what happens to it. Perhaps you throw your old handsets out, or put them away to gather dust on your shelves.

Well, there is an alternative to this that could provide your conscience with a boost. Here at Mazuma Mobile, we are committed to mobile phone recycling and can help you get money for your old handsets while also doing your bit for the planet.

By avoiding binning such pieces of technology, you are ensuring that you are not exposing the environment to the toxic substances contained within batteries. Therefore, as well as receiving cash for phones, you are also stopping yourself from inflicting harm on the world.

Also, reusing devices is one of the most efficient forms of recycling, so you are helping to reduce the pressure on the planet’s resources. In addition, many of the old mobile phones processed in this way are sent to developing markets like China, Africa, Pakistan and India. Therefore, by selling your handset you are helping individuals in other countries who are in need of cheap phones.

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You Can Get Cash for Broken Phones

What can you do with a broken mobile? Our mobile phones can be some of the most used items that we own. This means that they are often subjected to a lot of wear and tear, and some are used until they are completely broken. Because they are broken, many people think that they cannot sell old mobile phones. This means that these broken mobiles either end up at the back of a drawer, or thrown away. Throwing away broken mobiles can be extremely dangerous because of the harmful chemicals contained within them. Thankfully, Mazuma offers cash for phones, even if they are broken.

Mazuma will pay you cash for your old and broken mobile phones, even if the screen doesn’t work, if they won’t switch on, if they are cracked or scratched or if the touch screen is faulty. Provided they are not snapped in half, Mazuma are able to recycle mobile phones that are broken. This is certainly superior to having them gather dust in a draw, or even have their harmful components damage the environment.

When you visit the Mazuma website, you will see that they have a huge list of mobile phone makes and models. Simply click on the models that correspond to the broken handsets that you have. You can then state that they are ‘non-working’, and Mazuma will quote you the price that they will pay for them. Simply send your broken mobiles to them in the provide freepost envelope, and they will pay you on the same day.

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The Cheapest Way to Upgrade Your iPhone

The iPhone 4 is the latest mobile phone offered by Apple. This extremely desirable handset offers many new features over its predecessor, the iPhone 3GS. These include a much improved camera, the ultra-high resolution Retina Display, multitasking and a sleeker, slimmer and lighter design. However, all this top of the range mobile phone technology does not come cheap. If you are an iPhone 3GS user, you many think that the new model is out of your grasp. However, you could sell your phone to Mazuma, and possible get more than enough money to upgrade to the iPhone 4.

Selling mobile phones for cash is easier than you might think. Mazuma Mobile specialises in recycling mobile phones, and will pay you cash when you send an old phone to them. Simply click on the mobile of iPhone you currently own on their website, and they will quote you a price for it. They will provide you with a freepost envelope for you to send the phone to them. Once they have received it, they will pay you your cash by cheque or bank transfer on the same day.

If you sell an old iPhone to Mazuma, you could earn up to £155. Some mobile phone networks are offering the iPhone 4 for as little as £99 when you take out a contract with them. This means that, if you sell your phone to Mazuma, you could make more than enough cash to upgrade to the iPhone 4.

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The Facts About Mobile Phone Recycling

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.

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How Can I Become More Green?

We are starting to see the effects that mankind has had on the health of our planet. It’s vital that we take some action now to ensure the longevity of the Earth for years to come, preserving it for future generations. Thankfully, there are many ways we can become more green, and many of them are very simple and will have little impact on people’s daily lives. Taking the time to become more green can benefit not only the planet, but your own life too.

•    Recycle Mobile Phones

Mobile phone recycling is an easy way to help the environment, and earn yourself some money in the process. Companies, like Mazuma Mobile, specialise in phone recycling, stopping their harmful components from damaging the earth, and they will even pay you cash for your old phones.

•    Avoid Using Plastic Bags.

Plastic carrier bags can be very harmful to the environment because of the number of years that they take to degrade after they’ve been thrown away. By using reusable canvas bags for your shopping, you will be helping to reduce the impact that discarded plastic bags have on the Earth.

•    Use Energy Saving Light Bulbs

Energy saving light bulbs last approximately 15 times longer than traditional fluorescent bulbs, and use considerably less energy. Switching to energy saving bulbs can save approximately 5 pounds of carbon dioxide per bulb per month. This not only helps the planet, it can also save you some money on your energy bills.

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Why Sell Your Old Mobile?

It is estimated that, of the 80 million plus mobiles that are in the UK, that only 10% of them are in use at any one time. This means that there are lots of mobile phones that are going to waste, and the components a mobile is made from can be harmful to the environment. If you are one of these people who has a mobile that you’re not using, you can actually sell your phone, earning some cash and helping the environment at the same time.

Mazuma mobile has made the process of selling mobile phones for cash simple. All you have to do is find the model of your phone on the Mazuma website. They will then quote you a price for your phone. If you agree on the price, Mazuma will then send you a freepost envelope. Pop your phone in the envelope, and Mazuma will take care of the recycling process, paying you your cash on the same day.

If you sell your mobile to Mazuma, you will be taking a huge step towards a better world. Many of the components contained in mobile phones are extremely harmful, and if just thrown away, can damage the earth and water supplies. This can have an extremely detrimental effect on animal and plant life, and cost a lot to clean up. By selling your mobile phone, you are helping to prevent these terrible damaging effects from happening, and have a positive effect on the planet for years to come.

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Leave Mobile Phones Off Landfills

Each year we Brits upgrade more than 20 million old mobile phones (some as new as a few months old!). In theory, that’s 20 million handsets annually winging their way to your local landfill for a dull thousand years or so spent degrading and decaying.

Well, we assume that’s what they do. We quite simply don’t know how long it takes for materials like plastic to degrade, although most scientists are in agreement that the figure is somewhere between five hundred years and a few centuries.

It’s not just the hard plastic outer shell of mobile phones that can cause harm. Mobile phones contain many scarce, valuable metals that are harvested during the mobile phone recycling process to be reused in the production of a broad range of other devices. Also on the table in terms of reclamation are non-toxics like glass.

Toxic compounds might not be the thing you most want next to your ear, but they’re crucial in the make-up of mobile phones. Compounds like copper, cadmium, beryllium, arsenic (yes, really!) and that old eco-demon – lead – can all cause harmful environmental effects. Lead in particular is a nasty piece of work in terms of polluting every living thing it meets.

When you sell your mobile to us, we guarantee NONE of the unused components and raw materials end up in a landfill. Anything we can’t harvest is sent back to you so it’s your problem – just kidding! We follow strict EU guidelines to make sure every spare is dealt with ethically and as effectively as possible.

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Recycle Old Mobile Phones Now

Saving money is never as much fun as spending it, but there is a certain rewarding spring that comes to the step of those who meet a financial goal. It doesn’t matter what the goal is – an iPhone 4, house repaint, new bed, pedigree dog, debt clearance – whatever it is you’re saving for, here are a few words of encouragement to spur you on!

•    It’s all about the goal. Right this very second you may not be having much fun scrimping and saving, but once you reach your savings goal you know all the hard work and grumpy frugal afternoons will be a distant memory.

•    Make some visual reminders. In much the same way as dieters put photos of their least/most preferable body shapes on the fridge door, setting a few images of your savings goal around the house (or maybe taped to the back of your credit card) could be priceless in those little moments of weakness.

•    Put it in writing. Sticking to lists to reduce costs is a great way to effectively plan and adhere to a savings budget.

•    Remember the little things count. Look for incentives like cash for mobiles, cashback websites etc in all possible areas of your life.

Recycle mobile phones for cash, sell old DVDs on eBay, host a car boot sale, buy supermarket brands in favour of big brand names – all of these small measures can really stack up, in fact, most of your savings are likely to come from small changes, so don’t neglect a single one!

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