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 Thursday, June 21st, 2018


The average life span for a cell phone is a brief 18 months, and currently only 1 percent are recycled. On average 130 million are retired annually in the US alone. When you are finished with your cell phone, make sure it gets disposed of properly. Yet almost all cell phones contain enough lead to qualify as hazardous waste under federal regulations. And even lead-free phones are considered hazardous under California regulations because of the high amounts of copper, nickel, antimony, and zinc that leach into landfills. There are many charities that will recycle your old phone so that you can help out the environment and your favorite cause.

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