Ocala, FL (PRWEB) October 3, 2006
MrBuyBack, LLC is finding ways to reduce the environmental and health impacts of cell phone waste by buying back used cell phones and helping raise money for charities. Less than 1% of used cell phones are recovered by leading U.S. phone collection programs - millions go to landfills or incinerators.
The value of cell phones tossed by US wireless users is staggering - over 140 million this year with an estimated value of over $1.4 billion. Cell phone use has grown dramatically in the United States, from 340,000 subscribers in 1985 to over 128 million in 2001. Cell phones are typically used for only 18 months before being replaced, and by 2006 about 180 million of these devices, weighing approximately 85,000 tons, will be retired annually in the US. Most of them will initially be stored away in closets and drawers, creating a stockpile of about 500 million used phones that will soon enter the waste stream.
The environmental problems created by cell phones and accessories, also apply to other wireless electronic devices such as; pocket PCs, and MP3 music players. All are made of similar materials and present similar problems with respect to the waste they generate. Wireless waste poses particularly acute problems when these small devices are sent to landfills or incinerators, where releases of the many toxic materials they contain create threats to human health and the environment.
Trevor Dreilich, who runs MrBuyBack, LLC, says, “Most people don’t realize that their old cell phone may be worth something or what to do with it. Of course there are those that do, most people don’t know what do with their old cell phones or have any clue how much it’s worth let alone how to sell it. They also don’t realize that they can even donate their own phone and accessories to a specific charity through our company and even receive a tax write off for them.”
MrBuyBack.com presents a series of specific recommendations for minimizing the environmental and health impacts of cell phone waste:
Mrbuyback.com buys used cell phones, and makes the process simple by displaying the phones and the buy back prices on its website. We also provide sellers with ready pre posted paid mailing boxes and can even set up programs for charity drives and organizations who which to raise money for charitable reasons. As you can see we have an excellent opportunity here for individuals and companies and to help save our environment. Our site lists (1000’s) models from major manufacturers including Motorola, Nokia and Samsung. For more information visit our site at http://www.mrbuyback.com.
Mrbuyback, llc. is a recycler of cell phones and accessories, based in Phoenix, Arizona, which has identified practical ways of recovering and recycling used cell phones that ensures environmentally sustainable growth. For more information visit our site at http://www.mrbuyback.com or contact Trevor Dreilich at 602.488.8823