21 Sep '12, 12pm

Getting an #iPhone5? Recycle your old one first:

While tech reviewers were quick to label Apple's newest upgrade, the iPhone 5, as "boring ," bad talk didn't keep gadget-lovers from rushing to their computers to pre-order the new model. According to Apple , iPhone 5 pre-orders topped 2 million in the first 24 hours, shattering previous sales records set by the iPhone 4S. After an upgrade, old cell phones often sit in drawers and closets gathering dust and less than 10 percent of these phones are eventually recycled. Considering that upgrades and damage make 100 million cell phones obsolete each year, that's a whole lot of e-waste that could be headed for our landfills. So, if you're one of the millions of Apple-lovers planning a big upgrade, take a few simple steps to responsibly dispose of your old phone first. Photo: Apple Inc. 1. Make some extra cash If your old iPhone still works, you could make some serious cash by ...

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