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Oct 2014

Phone Recycling- Home, Office and Cell Phones

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Phone Recycling- Home, Office and Cell PhonesPhones, whether it’s an office/home phone or a cell phone, will eventually need to be recycled. Though the novelty of having a rotary phone is still fun and nostalgic, it’s essential to understand a few things about why phones, especially cell phones, are great items to recycle and reuse.

Precious Metals- In each phone, there are numerous precious metals that can be harvested through shredding and other refining techniques. Cell phones are extremely precious metal rich and have a higher value than even a desktop computer.

Reuse- Cell phones can have a second, third, or fourth life. They retain their basic functions and can be refurbished and remarketed to a large secondary marketplace. Even old office phones can be touched up and put back into another office. Sometimes the latest and greatest technology, though new, may not be the most cost effective solution when outfitting an office.

Copper- Copper wiring is just about everywhere. Even while reading this post right now, you are more or less within a foot of multiple copper wire sources. All the cabling that keeps us connected has a varying degree of copper in it. On top of that, many of the wire ends have precious metals attached to increase performance. There is plenty of value to it!

Knowing what your gadgets are made of up will more likely than not put a little bit more money in your pocket at the end of the day. Whether it’s reuse or recycling, there is money in those gadgets!

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