18 May '11, 5pm

Go Green With Smart Phones

Go Green With Smart Phones

On the consumer side, there are more environmentally friendly options other than opening the garage door and tossing your old phone in the garbage can. Some companies include envelopes inside the packaging of new phones so that the old one can be returned and recycled. There is also a huge secondary market for used phones. Ebay and other companies are launching programs to buy back old phones, which are then sold to someone else to use. And if neither of those options will work for you, locate a nearby recycling facility where you can safely dispose of your old phone. The reusable parts, like steel, glass, and plastic, will be harvested for use in future products.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/05/18/go-green-with-smart-p...

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