27 Sep '12, 1pm

Americans produce more than 2 million short tons of electronic waste per year:

Americans produce more than 2 million short tons of electronic waste per year:

ecoATM users wait in line to use the machine. The company recently announced it will expand its number of machines to 300. Photo: ecoATM The release of the iPhone 5 might be exciting for Apple retailers and consumers alike, but with all of those new phones comes a question – what happens to the old ones ? A surge of iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s have found their way to plenty of auction sites like eBay and onto Craigslist since the iPhone 5’s September 21 release. Reselling a device a great way to ensure reuse and get a little cash in the process, but there are certainly consumers who don’t want to go through the effort of auctioning or listing their old phone. One company wants the process to be as simple as heading to the ATM. EcoATM recently announced plans to expand its number of grocery store and mall-based cell phone recycling machines to 300 by the end of 2012. “There are ...

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