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  • Writer's pictureSecond Opinion Magazine

Cell Phone Facts


Every year, upgrades or damage make 100 million cell phones obsolete.

  1. In 2007, the recycling rate for cell phones was just 10 percent.

  2. The average life span of a cell phone is 18 months.

  3. Each year in April, the EPA’s Plug-In To eCycling program sponsors a “National Cell Phone Recycling Week” to encourage proper phone disposal.

  4. The world’s largest cell phone recycler, ReCellular, collects 25,000 cell phones daily from more than 40,000 collection sites.

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