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What Happens to Our Cell Phones When They Die or Get Thrown Away?

What Happens to Cell Phones When They Die

recyled old mobile phones

If you’re anything like most Americans, you probably have a drawer somewhere in your house that serves as something of a cell phone graveyard. Your old flip phones, and first, second, third, and fourth generation smart phones, rattle around in there every time you open the drawer by mistake, their batteries long-since dead.

They’re waiting to get thrown away or recycled the next time you move. You may want to read on and find out the difference between what happens to a cell phone that gets recycled, and one that just ends up in the landfill. Spoiler alert: recycling is ALWAYS the way to go. Continue reading