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Nov
30

4 Excellent Reasons to Recycle Your Old Mobile Devices

Every year millions of new cell phones and tablets are purchased in the U.S.; there are also millions of mobile devices that are set aside. Many are shoved into desk drawers, closets and closets, while too many others find their way into landfills. If you have old iPods, iPads or smartphones collecting in your home, now is the time to recycle them. Here are four excellent reasons to recycle all your electronic devices.

  1. Be green. Recycling is the best way to reuse valuable materials instead of mining for new ones. Mobile devices contain gold, silver, plastic and other materials that can be recycled and reused, saving energy needed to mine or manufacture new materials.
  2. Toxic waste. Electronics emit toxins into the soil when they end up in landfills. They are not bio-degradable and add to the mountain of waste in our environment.
  3. De-clutter your home. Why are you still holding on to that first-generation iPhone or iPad? Make room in your home and storage spots by recycling all those old devices that you will never use again.
  4. Money in your wallet. Last, but not least, get some cash for those old mobile devices. There are quality mobile device repair chains that offer money for your old cell phones, tablets and even iPods. Why recycle them for free when you can get a little money back from your investment into new technology?

It is time to gather up all those mobile devices that are collecting dust and trade them in for a little extra cash for your wallet. Recycling is good for the environment and a great way to get money for your next mobile device purchase.

Posted on behalf of Cellairis

Dec
30

Reduce Electronic Waste by Repairing and Recycling Your Electronics

How many electronic devices do you have in your home? Too many to count off the top of your head? Most people own a cell phone, a computer and many other electronics for entertainment, all which will someday stop working. So what do you do when your computer keeps freezing up or your cell phone is on the fritz? Consider repairing these devices to reduce waste.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urges people to recycle their electronic devices, but before they do that, consider repairing your device. Many times a computer that is having problems just needs a quick repair to get it back online again. Bring it in for a diagnosis to a local repair shop to find out the problem. It may just need a virus removed or an upgrade in software, saving you money off buying a new device.

The same is true for your cell phone. Why spend hundreds of dollars to get a new phone when for a fraction of that price, you can get it repaired. A cracked screen or dead battery is a simple fix that can extend the life of your phone for another year or more. This reduces waste while saving you money.

When it does come time to get a new computer or cell phone, make sure to be responsible and recycle. Did you know that the EPA estimates that recycling a million laptops can save the same amount of energy as it takes to power 3,500 American homes for a year? Bring in your old electronics to a e-cycling center. You may even be able to get money for old cell phones by bringing them into a local repair shop that buys old phones. Look at your options and make the right choice for your wallet and the environment.

Posted on behalf of Cellairis

Jan
6

Be Green and Recycle Your Mobile Devices

Are you quickly being a hoarder of mobile devices? Of course, you didn’t mean to collect a dozen cell phones, three broken tablets and four iPods that no one needs anymore, yet somehow over the years you did. Every junk drawer and closet in your home has at least one mobile device crammed into it. So what should you do with all these forgotten and outdated devices? Recycle them for cash!

Did you know that there is an estimated $60 million in gold and silver that gets tossed in the trash each year in cell phones alone? This is a tragic waste of valuable materials, as well as toxic for the environment. In fact, electronic devices should never be thrown away – they contain recyclable material and do no good clogging up landfills. You need to find a place that offers e-cycling, preferably with a cash bonus, to unload all those mobile devices.

One good place to bring those old iPhones, iPods, iPads and other brands of mobile devices is certain cell phone repair stores. Some of the national chains that are commonly found in popular malls, Walmarts and shopping centers offer cash for old mobile devices. It is a win-win situation – you bring in those phones and tablets that you don’t need any more and they give you a little green for your wallet.

Do the right thing, the green thing, and recycle your old electronics. Next time you are headed to the local mall, throw your old cell phones and tablets into a sack and you might just find a cell phone repair store that will give you some extra shopping money for your ‘trash’.

Posted on behalf of:
iDeviceMD
1570 Old Alabama Rd
Roswell, GA 30076
(678) 869-9899

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