If, like most of us, you have an old mobile phone or three gathering dust somewhere in your house, then don’t throw it away. Mobile phones and their batteries have toxic properties in them so when these end up on landfill sites, along with the rest of your rubbish, they leak this toxicity into the earth. Here at Mazuma Mobile, we promote mobile phone recycling, but not only do we not want you to destroy the planet by throwing your old phones away, but we also want to pay you for sending them to us!
If you’re thinking: ‘Yes! I want to sell my Blackberry!’ then you should know that mobile phones lose around £5 for every month they’re sat in your home doing nothing. What we don’t want is for you to leave your phone hanging around for so long that when you come to check it out, you find it’s worth nothing and end up throwing it in the bin. The sooner you sell us your old phone, the more money you will make, but also your phone can help others because when we recycle, we make sure the phones we get are reused in developing areas such as China, Africa, India and Pakistan.
When you think about it, there’s no reason for you to keep hold of your old handset anyway. Having spent the time and money on a fancy new one, you’re not going to want back to your old phone at any point, so it might as well make you some money!