Sell iPads and Other Gizmos So They Don’t End Up in Trash, Says Gadget Panda

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The latest e-waste statistics show gadget fans are generating more harmful e-waste than ever before, but new tablets and mobiles continue to be snapped up by consumers. In light of the data, tech recycling firm Gadget Panda is reminding customers they can sell iPad models old or new on its website, so the tablets don’t end up in landfill.

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The US alone got rid of more than 416,000 mobile devices every day in 2010, and in 2011, US gadget users generated more than 3.4 million tons of e-waste – compared to 1.9 million in 2000.

With new mobile phones and tablets hitting the market frequently, tech recycling firm Gadget Panda is reminding customers they can sell iPads, iPhones and other gadgets via its website – and avoid contributing to the e-waste problem.

E-waste (discarded gadgets that end up in landfill) can contain toxic materials which pollute the environment, and pose a danger to people and animals.

Statistics show, the US alone got rid of more than 416,000 mobile devices every day in 2010, and in 2011, US gadget users generated more than 3.4 million tons of e-waste – compared to 1.9 million in 2000. (http://www.electronicstakeback.com/wp-content/uploads/Facts_and_Figures_on_EWaste_and_Recycling.pdf)

The public’s enthusiasm for new mobile gizmos is only growing stronger. Tech research firm Gartner predicts the sale of 240 million tablets and e-readers this year on a global scale. And the number of mobile phones set to be purchased in 2013 is even higher, at 1.82 billion – more than 0.6 billion higher than in 2010. (http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2525515)

Tech companies continue to release new gadgets regularly to meet demand. Samsung has already launched a new Galaxy S4 and S4 Mini this year, and the Korean firm is set to launch the Galaxy Tab 3 and Note 3 later this year.

And since the iPhone launched in 2007, Apple has launched five further variations, and five iPad models have been released since 2010.

Rumours have now emerged Apple is testing new iPhone and iPad models with larger screens. (http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/apple-reportedly-testing-13inch-ipad-and-larger-iphone-8726387.html)

Gadget Panda spokesman, Leonard Stumke, said “We’re all passionate about technology at Gadget Panda. When the latest mobile phone, tablet or gizmo launches, you’ll find us at the front of the queue every time.

"But e-waste is a problem that’s not going to go away if people bin their old smartphones and tablets when a new model comes out."

Gadget Panda provides tech fans with an environmentally-friendly gadget disposal solution. It buys mobile gizmos directly from owners, and reintroduces them to market so they never end up in landfill sites.

"I know I’d rather sell my iPad, iPhone or Galaxy Note and know it’s going to be recycled responsibly. If you chuck a gadget out, it’s only going to pollute the environment," Leonard said.

"We’re committed to working against the e-waste problem, so sell your iPad or other gadgets, to us, and you can be sure it won’t end up in toxic landfill."

"You get quick cash, and a clean conscience to boot."

Gadget Panda lets users sell iPhone and iPad models, as well as a whole host of other smartphones, tablets and mobile gaming devices, and typically pays cash for these devices within 48 hours.

To find out more about Gadget Panda, visit: http://www.gadgetpanda.co.uk/

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Notes to editors

For more information about this release, please contact Leonard Stumke at Gadget Panda on +44 (0)208 916 2130, or email lstumke(at)gadgetpanda(dot)co(dot)uk

About Gadget Panda

Gadget Panda is a specialist tech recycling firm. It offers rapid cash payments for customers wishing to sell iPhones, iPad tablets and iPod Touch devices. The firm also accepts other brands of smartphones and tablets, as well as a number of games consoles. The company is dedicated to providing an environmentally friendly alternative to disposing of the devices. Upon receiving a customer’s gadget, Gadget Panda reintroduces it to market. For more information on Gadget Panda, visit its site http://www.gadgetpanda.co.uk/

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