The more pessimistic amongst you may wonder whether mobile phone recycling is all that it is cracked up to be. After all, surely the only tangible benefit is that is that there are a few less phones lying around– and that doesn’t sound like a big deal.
Sadly, the issues go far deeper than that.
Decay & harm
It has been suggested that mobile phones can release poisonous substances into the environment if they are left to decay. Therefore, if we don’t recycle mobile phones, these harmful substances may well end up in our grossly overloaded landfill sites. As well as preventing the release of harmful substances, recycling mobile phones can also dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and keep valuable materials such as copper and precious metals out of landfills.
When mobile phones are recycled, they either get repaired and passed on as entire units for further use or they get broken down into component parts so that they can be used in other phones. Happily, both of these processes significantly reduce the need for energy and raw materials.
By recycling your mobile phone, you can help to conserve precious resources and reduce the effect which harmful substances may have on the environment. So please; don’t throw away your old mobile when it falls out of favour – instead think “I’ll sell my Blackberry (or whichever) phone to Mazuma Mobile as I’m sure they’ll do something good with it”.
And you can rest assured we will.
Mobile phone recycling, sell my Blackberry