With newer models being introduced to the market every week, phones and related telecommunication devices are being swapped out and upgraded on a daily basis. Everyone wants to latest and greatest models available for cell phone, tablets, mp3 players, iPods, and more. When better technology arrives, people want to own it! So now that tweens, teens, and adults are going through phones and other devices faster than chickens hatching eggs, you can only assume there is a surplus of old or broken cell phones and electronics laying around, unused and without a purpose. Thousands of old or broken phones, tablets, and more are replaced by a better, newer model; only for the old version to be hid away in a forgotten drawer, or placed on a shelf to collect dust. There are several ways to avoid laying waste to the Earth with more used and outdated technology. Continue reading to learn some Eco-friendly and benevolent alternatives for your old device.
Donate to a Friend or Relative
Do you have a friend, younger brother, niece, cousin, or someone close to you that needs a cell phone or tablet? Give it to them! It is a kind gesture with an even more rewarding feeling. You may know someone that could benefit from your old device. What’s old to you is new to someone else!
Sell Your Stuff on EBAY
If you are a web guru or internet-seller type, then perhaps opening an EBAY and PayPal account, then selling your old electronic device to bidders online is a good option. This is the option that will render a person the highest return. Selling your electronics online will probably payout more if you are looking to make some quick cash for your old stuff. This process, however, is not always 100 percent guaranteed to sell your devices and can be quite tedious at that. It requires a lot of patience and persistence to sell your old stuff online.
Recycle Electronic Devices
Going “green” is the new exciting way to help the environment and protect our local Eco-systems. Recycling is one of the most popular means of accomplishing this, and electronic devices are no different. Not only can you recycle paper, plastic, metal, and glass; you can also recycle old or broken cell phones, tablets, and other electronic devices! Contact a local cell phone recycling center for details about phone recycling services.