Mobile Phone Recycling
Today, more than 5 billion mobile phone users in the world and more than half of them are smartphone users.
The way mobile phones are used today is much more different than 15 years ago. Advancements in technology and telecommunication gadgets have changed our everyday lives.
The number of mobile phones being recycled is rising at an alarming rate. This is because the product life cycle of mobile phones is getting shorter every year. Recycling or reusing old mobile phones can significantly help to save the environment.
The importance of recycling old mobile phones
While mobile phones are non-biodegradable devices, they do contain a vast range of materials that can be separated for recycling or used in new products. This process saves resources, energy and helps to reduce pollution.
It creates safer conditions, saves energy, reduces the need for raw materials, and keeps materials out of the landfill.
Benefits of recycling Mobile Phones:
- Conserving the environment – Mobile phones contain hazardous materials when mobile phones are thrown away and are burnt; these toxic metals are released into the environment polluting it. By recycling, these hazardous materials are recycled and reused without polluting the environment.
- Saves energy – Did you know that by recycling a mobile phone you are conserving energy? One recycled mobile phone saves enough energy to charge a laptop for about 44 hours.
- It helps slow the mining process – Mobile phones are made of valuable minerals that are increasingly becoming scarce, yet they can be recovered if recycled. This cuts down the number of minerals mined to create new mobile phones.
- Prevent health problems – The toxic materials contained in a mobile phone cause not only environmental pollution but also poses serious health concerns for both animals and humans. For example, lead is known to cause cancer and affect cognitive functions in humans.
How we recycle Mobile Phones
At Blue Whale Eco, we provide reliable recycling solutions for scrap mobile phones. Most old or broken mobile phones end up in the rubbish whereas recycling is a better alternative.
As a recycling consultancy, we buy scrap and BER devices from mobile phone retailers and operators, repair companies and insurance companies. We also recycle mobile phones to help raise funds for charities.
Safe and Secure Recycling
Our recycling process conforms to guidelines put in place by the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment recycling scheme (WEEE), ensuring complete compliance of legislation when recycling unusable or faulty mobile devices.
With over eight years of experience in the recycling industry, Blue Whale Eco has the skills to set up the right strategies for reusing and recycling mobile phones in the UK.
Data Destruction when Recycling Mobile Phones
It is vital to ensure that your data is removed from your mobile phone before you pass it on or send it for recycling. Data destruction is an integral part of safe and secure recycling and sensitive data must be entirely deleted from each device.
Blue Whale Eco complies with the Data Destruction Act 1998 and ensures that all devices are handled most professionally.
Remember, the next time you get a new phone, don’t disregard your old one or throw it in the bin. Instead, consider either recycling.
Recycling your phone can reduce pollution, so what are you waiting for? Get recycling your old phones now!