1 billion handsets produced globally each year and only 10% are recycled.
 

 


 
  • 100 million mobiles thrown away in Europe each year
  • 50 million mobile phone bought in the UK each year
  • 11,250 tonnes of phones are hiding in drawers across the UK
  • Average mobile phone user replaces their handset every 18 months
  • 36kg of CO2 is used to make one 90g phone
  • Only 15% of mobiles in Europe are recycled
 
   
 
 
Replacing your handset every year creates an unnecessary carbon footprint and hazardous waste. The leakage from landfill sites contains the following:

 

Cadmium in the battery from a single phone could contaminate 600,000
litres of water.

Lead used to solder components affects the immune, endocrine and
central nervous systems, causing damage to our children's brains.

Brominated flame retardants, used in wiring boards and plastic cases,
have been associated with cancer, liver damage and problems with
neurological systems.

Beryllium, used in contacts and springs can cause serious lung damage,
if the phones are incinerated in waste plants.

 
 
   
 

We say "Don't upgrade your phone this year and make a responsible decision that will help the environment. You are helping green charities too so it's a double-whammy"

 

   
 


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