Since our everyday choices affect our carbon footprint, many individuals have pledged go “go green” to help mitigate waste. In addition to recycling cans, bottles and paper goods, waste-conscious individuals will be happy to know they can add their mobile phones to the ever-growing list of recyclable items.
As a recent WSJ article noted, more companies are getting into the business of refurbishing and reselling recycled cell phones and electronic devices. ReCellular Inc.–one of the largest cell phone refurbishers in the country– resold or recycled 5.2 million cell phones last year alone. Steve Manning, ReCellular’s chief executive, predicts that the used market for cell phones could account for 20% of all mobile phone sales in coming years.
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