Cell Phone Facts
In 2007, the recycling rate for cell phones was just 10 percent.
The average life span of a cell phone is 18 months.
Each year in April, the EPA’s Plug-In To eCycling program sponsors a “National Cell Phone Recycling Week” to encourage proper phone disposal.
The world’s largest cell phone recycler, ReCellular, collects 25,000 cell phones daily from more than 40,000 collection sites.