Global mobile phone recycling study
The Middle East, for example, is a large area where mobile phone recycling has not become a huge protocol to follow. The UAE is working to fix this, but when it comes to a global scale, it may not be enough. The most important factor about recycling mobile phones, no matter where one lives, is the earth. There are harmful aspects to electronics such as mobile phones, laptops, and iPads. The screens contain properties that can be detrimental to the earth if they are thrown into the landfills. It is very important for anyone with electronics to seek recycling options rather than just throwing them away.
It is not only about the damage to the earth though. We have already pulled many precious metals from the earth, but each year billions of pounds are lost to landfills because of the trashed electronic goods. Even mobile phones contain nickel, silver, gold, and other precious metals. These metals can be taken out of the phone, melted down, and then reused for other products or new mobile phones. It is perhaps the main reason that recycling companies are willing to pay UK residents for their old phones because there is a profit in getting the phones turned in rather than thrown away.