2023 is quickly approaching, which means this is the perfect time to recycle old smartphones. With Christmas just around the corner, many consumers are purchasing new devices for themselves or as gifts, many of which are smartphones. The problem is, users don’t often know what to do with their old smartphones, and the devices are typically tossed in a junk drawer with abandoned power chords or stray USB adaptors. This year, consider practicing proper mobile asset management via recycling your old mobile phones.
Mobile devices are the most used electronic device in the world, with 90.72 percent of the global population owning at least one, and 85 percent owning a smartphone. Schools have implemented them in classroom lectures via apps like Poll, and the demand keeps growing. However, so do the prices, and not everyone can afford to, or even wants to pay upwards of $900 for a new smartphone. Donating old mobile devices for reuse provides an alternative to purchasing brand new devices for many consumers, and helps reduce the time, energy and resources it takes to manufacture new ones.
Another method of proper mobile asset management is recycling. Many broken phones are thrown away, which is not only dangerous but a waste of reusable materials. Recycling old mobile devices can provide working parts for refurbished devices being prepared for remarketing.
Most electronics today are made with Lithium-ion batteries that can be extremely dangerous when damaged. Their explosive nature can lead to devastating chemical fires capable of re-igniting hours or days after being extinguished. Recycling old mobile devices can help reduce fire risks by ensuring that they are properly disposed of. Recycling can also help extract the precious metals like gold, silver, aluminum, copper and lithium for reuse.
Most users don’t realize the dangers of throwing an old phone away with municipal waste, or the benefits of reusing and recycling mobile devices. There are plenty of places to drop off e-waste that accept mobile devices for recycling, as well as mobile apps that direct you to electronics drop-off sites.
For corporate offices, IT asset disposition facilities like HOBI collect retired IT assets, including mobile devices, and ensure they are properly disposed of in an eco-friendly manner. HOBI provides full-service, post-launch Mobile Lifecycle Management (MLM) for Mobility Managed Services (MMS) programs. Our services range from data security and erasure, to reverse logistics and repair and remarketing services for mobile devices. With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, HOBI focuses on maximizing economic return and mitigating environmental liability.
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