Should You Really Buy That New Mobile Phone?
There are individuals all around the world that have to have the latest product the minute it hits the shelves. There is nothing wrong with desiring the latest product such as mobile phones until you forget to recycle mobile phones. Recycling mobile phones is a growing industry for many reasons. The main reason is to protect the environment and make customers aware of the harmful containments in old mobile phones. Another reason to recycle comes down to the money that can be made by the company and customer.
Recycling mobile phones that can be refurbished and resold is a good industry for mobile phone manufacturers and service providers. They obtain money again for the same phone. For you, the customer, you receive a little extra money for turning in your old phone, plus the knowledge that you kept harmful products from being released into the earth.
There are quite a few “rare earth elements” in mobile phones, such as indium. This is used to create the LCD screens on smartphones and touch screens. Palladium, platinum, and gold are also used in phones. These elements can be resold after they are extracted from the old mobile phones for recycling. These rare items are highly desired by Chinese and Japanese suppliers and traders, so much so that they are looking for alternative sources because they do not have enough of these elements to continue using them in their products.