Why it is a good idea to recycle your mobile phone

Throwing a mobile phone, or any other electrical device, into the trash is never a good idea. They are not biodegradable and could cause serious environmental problems for many years to come. Rather, you should always strive to recycle phones and other electronics.

Studies have found that each household in the UK owns, on average, three unused mobile phones. It seems silly that they should be left lying around doing nothing when you could earn some real cash if you sell your mobile to us at Mazuma Mobile.

Not only could you earn some extra money by selling your old and unused mobiles but you could also do your bit for the environment. Mobile phones that are still of a good standard can be refurbished and resold. This means that less new mobile phones will need to be produced, thus protecting valuable resources from being used.

It may surprise you to know that mobile phones contain valuable metals such as platinum, silver and copper. These can all be reused and turned into new phones which is a much better option than simply extracting more from the Earth.

Recycling old mobiles for cash could not be simpler. All you need to do is register with us and send in your phone. We will them access your phone and pay you accordingly into your bank account. We can then re-use and recycle your phones, ensuring that they are once again put to good use.

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How to make some extra cash in the recession

The recession has hit many families in the UK hard, leaving many of us struggling to pay the bills on time or going without the little luxuries in life we enjoy. If you are struggling to keep on top of your finances, there are ways in which you can earn some extra cash. Below are some simple ways you can earn a few quid and improve your finances in the midst of the recession.

  1. Sell old books
    If you are a bookworm and have lots of used books lying around, you could make cash by selling them online. There are many online marketplaces for books. Always check your books carefully before selling as, if you have any first editions of popular books, you could be sitting on a small fortune.
  2. Sell your mobile
    If you have any old mobile phones lying around, selling them to a company like us, here at Mazuma Mobile, who will recycle mobile phones for cash is a great way to earn some extra cash. Selling your mobile for recycling is a quick and simple process which could see you with some much needed money in your pocket in a matter of days.
  3. Sell unwanted clutter at a car boot sale
    Car boot sales are still popular in the UK. It is likely you will be able to find one close to you at any time. Car boots are a great way to get rid of any unwanted items you have accumulated over the years. If you have lots to sell, you could make a tidy sum this way.
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Recycling your mobile benefits people and the environment

Every year, thousands upon thousands of mobile phones are dumped. They then release harmful toxins into the environment. This has led the government to come up with legislation to increase the numbers of mobile phones which are recycled. Many new businesses and initiatives have sprung up with the sole purpose of recycling as many mobile phones as possible.

If you decide to recycle your mobile phone using a company such as ours here at Mazuma Mobile, you will in effect sell your mobile phone to them for cash. Cash incentives for phone recycling vary depending on several factors, including, the condition, make and model of your phone.  Recycling your mobile phone is a positive step to take. It is a much safer way to dispose of an old phone than to simply throw it away.

Most of us, in this day are very concerned about the environment and global warming. Selling your mobile to be recycled is a simple process and one of the easiest ways you can help the environment.  By recycling your phone, you are reducing the number of mobile phones in landfill, reducing your carbon footprint and reducing water contamination and you even make some cash for yourself.

Environmental benefits aside, when you recycle mobile phones you may also be helping someone who is less fortunate than you. Many old mobile phones can be refurbished and distributed to people who would otherwise not have the means to own a phone.

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How to dispose of a broken mobile phone

Most people in the UK have at least one mobile phone. They contain amazing technology in a small package and many of us would be lost without them. They are also very fragile.

All it takes is a moment of clumsiness and your shiny new phone is no more. Every year, thousands of mobile phones are left battered and broken  and are of no valuable use to their owners. If you have a broken mobile phone, there are a few ways you can dispose of it.

If your mobile phone breaks, you may be tempted to throw it out with your household waste. Although this solves the problem quickly, it is not the best idea. Mobile phones will not degrade and will stay in the ground for thousands of years.

So, throwing your mobile phone out with the rest of the rubbish is a no go. You may then try to sell your broken mobile for spare parts. Although it is sometimes possible to sell your mobile phone for spare parts,it is often not worth doing so. You will need to advertise in some way to find a buyer for your phone and if you succeed in that, they will probably only pay you a few pounds for it.

So, we come to the option of mobile recycling. Recycling your broken mobile phone is a great all round option. It is kind to the environment and, if you use a company like ours at Mazuma Mobile, you could even get paid to do so. Your phone doesn’t end up in landfill and an under priveliged person could benefit from your recycled phone.

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Benefits of recycling your mobile phone

At Mazuma Mobile, we offer you cash for your old mobile phones which we then recycle. There are many benefits to recycling your mobile phone rather than selling them on sites such as Ebay or sending them to landfill.

When you are done with your old mobile phone, recycling for cash is the most environmentally friendly option available to you. Mobile phones contain many harmful chemicals including lead and Beryllium. When you send your phone to landfill, these chemicals are released into the atmosphere and, more often than not, leak into the ground.

This can lead to the death of nearby wildlife and can even poison human drinking water in some circumstances. If you sell your mobile to be recycled, you will be taking positive action to stop this from happening.

If you recycle your mobile phone and it is in good condition, you could earn some cash. You can earn up to £150 for old mobile phones. So if you need some extra cash and have and old mobile lying around, do some good and recycle it.

Selling your mobile phone to be recycled is much simpler than selling it commercially, especially if it is an old mobile phone. Listing phones on Ebay can be time consuming and you will need to pay fees. You will also have to pay a percentage of the selling price in fees. Selling with Mazuma Mobile takes little time and you keep all of the profits for yourself.

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Help the environment by recycling your mobile phone

In this modern age, most of us rely on our mobile phones for both work and leisure. The mobile phone is a great invention which allows us to easily stay in touch with friends, family and business associates. Mobile phone manufacturers are innovative and are always coming up with new technology to improve the standard of their mobiles. Although this is a good thing for consumers and the industry as a whole, there is also a negative impact from such innovations.

When new technology is made available to the public, many old mobile phones are simply discarded in favour of the new technology. Many of these abandoned mobile phones find themselves being thrown out and buried as landfill. This has a negative impact on the environment and can be very dangerous to wildlife, not to mention the negative impact on the environment due to the release of toxic gases over time.

A better solution for disposing of your old mobile phone is to recycle it. The simplest way to recycle mobile phones is to use a company such as Mazuma Mobile which will recycle your phone for you and will even pay you.

If you want to sell phones for cash, it is likely that you will need your phone to have a screen which is intact and ensure that the phone switches on and off. This is because it would otherwise be too expensive to refurbish them but you can still recycle your mobile.

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Turn your old mobile into cash

Selling mobile phones for cash has never been simpler. Gone are the days when you would need to advertise your mobile phone for sale or try to find a buyer from your friends and family. Now, there are companies, such as ours at Mazuma Mobile, who offer to buy your old mobile phones for cash in a matter of minutes.

If you decide to  sell your mobile to us, we will make you an offer based on the model and condition of your phone. You then send us your mobile phone via the postal service and we will then send you a payment.

Recycling your old mobile phone is a great way of making some extra cash in these tough times. It is also a great choice for the environment as it will stop old mobiles simply being dumped in landfill. Sending phones to landfill is probably the worst thing you could do with them.

Mobile phones are made up largely of plastic which means that they are not biodegradable and will still be around for centuries to come. What’s more, mobile batteries can leak hazardous chemicals into the Earth which can then kill wildlife. Recycling your phone could even limit the number of new phones being produced.

Perhaps, most importantly, when you choose to recycle your mobile phone, you could actually be helping out someone in a developing country. Many recycled mobile phones make their way to developing countries where they are used by citizens who normally could not afford such a luxury as a mobile phone.

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Tips for living a greener life

We are constantly being bombarded with news about climate change and the importance of minimising our impact on the Earth. It is important that we each do our bit to help the environment and minimise our carbon footprint. When it comes to living green, there are so many simple things we can do. Below are some tips to get you on the green track.

  1. Compost your leftovers
    It is possible to compost much of your household waste, including food scraps and garden waste. You can either make a compost heap in your garden or, for a small cost, buy a purpose built composting bin to deposit your waste. You can then use your compost to fertilise plants and flowers in your garden.
  2. Recycle your mobile
    It is possible to sell your mobile to us at Mazuma Mobile. We will recycle your mobile, thus saving it from a landfill site where it will remain for years to come. Mobiles are popular and mobile technology moves so fast that many of us replace our phones regularly, leading to a surplus of phones, many of which will simply be tossed aside. Recycling is a much greener option and you could earn some much needed cash in too.
  3. Use solar chargers
    Most of us have homes that are cluttered with all manner of electronic gadgets. It is common, in many homes, for every electrical socket to be jammed with gadgets. This is bad for the planet and does your carbon footprint no favours. It will also cost you a packet when your electricity bill arrives. Using a solar powered charger to charge up some of your smaller gadgets is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and save cash all in one go.
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