Did you know that you actually use
your old or used cell phones? If you’re like most people, you probably
have an old cell phone or two hidden in a drawer somewhere. In a few
months or years, you will discover these hidden phones and have no
further use to you, the old units will most likely end up in your trash
can in your landfill of the city. Cell Phone Recycling is the answer.
There may be some 700 million used or old
cell phones in America today, with approximately 125 million cell phones
used are added each year. According to a study by market research
conducted in 2007, iSuppli Corporation, 36 8 percent stored their cell
phones in drawers, 10 2 per cent threw her cell phone or explain them as
lost or stolen, and only 4 9th percent recycled paper are used, or their
old phones. In concrete terms, is that 10 million mobile phones to rot
in our countries, landfills and 37 million mobile phones gathering dust
in the drawers of America – and it is from the only 2007!
Why should you recycle your mobile
phones? Like other electronic wastes in their circuits and cell phones
contain batteries, and heavy metals like lead, mercury and cadmium.
Hazardous chemicals such as brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and
polyvinyl chloride (PVC) are also present in the plastic of most phones.
According to Dr. Anne Marie Stine Helm, author and leading expert in the
field of biomedical sciences, has led to it was found that the cause
developmental problems in children and reduced brain function in adults
as well. Cadmium can be “irreversible liver and kidney (often fatal),
lead and respiratory disease in bone density. With cadmium compounds
also cause cancer.”
Most of our landfills today are
scientifically developed to contain chemicals emitted by solid waste,
but you play your children’s health and the possibility that cell phones
and other electronic waste, we will so easily discard our landfills do
not release chemicals into our groundwater systems? The probability of
this dangerous and deadly chemicals that seep into our water systems is
simply too high. By bringing mobile phones and other electronic waste in
our landfills, we are almost poison us.