If statistics are to be believed, an average resident in the UK changes his or her cell phone every 18 months.
Talking about the comparison between the population in the UK and most residents choosing to upgrade their cell phone every 18 months, it is frustrating to know that a huge amount of cell phones are just left lying around. The sad thing is that the majority of these old cell phones just end up in trash instead of being recycled. As a result, it goes to some location on earth and adds to the existing toxins. You can simply help in avoiding this: just recycle your old mobile phone. And there are two options when it comes to a recycling plant – they can either dispose off the old phone properly or resell it.
As far as the disposal process is concerned, the company generally breaks down the mobile phone so that the batteries as well as the other toxic elements are properly disposed off. The plastic components of the phone are sent for processing to the recycling centre where it is melted down and reformed into a new product altogether. It is amazing to see that some newer model cell phones are still in a usable condition. A person may just buy them if he wants a cheaper phone or even upgrade from an existing one.
There comes a point when mobile phones become completely worthless. This happens when the technology becomes too old and they cannot be resold. So in your best interests to recycle as early as you can to get the best price.