With the vast amount of cell phones sitting unused in American homes, a solution is desperately needed to help people who would otherwise unknowingly damage the environment by trashing their old phones
Winter Springs, FL (PRWEB) December 18, 2011
A new poll finds that 67% of Americans are unaware that used cell phones sitting around their house can be sold for cash, according to CellsForCharities.com. It shows that most americans do not know about the potential of earning cash from used phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and other wireless devices. CellsForCharites offers an easy and fast way for a consumer to sell phones earn cash. The scrap value of some used cell phones can reach as high as $250 and decreases with time so the faster a phone is sold after non-use the higher the value.
It has long been known that cell phones contain toxic industrial metals and byproducts including lead, arsenic, cadmium, brominated compounds, and many other carcinogenic poisons. Cell phones can be categorized as "toxic ticking time bombs" waiting to be released into the environment. An industry has evolved to address the rapidly growing disposal challenges associated with the 500 million used cell phones and related materials already taken out of use. This stockpile is estimated increase by over 150 million new phones this year, and each year thereafter according to CellsForCharities.com
Environmentalists and government officials are alarmed at the exploding toxic threat represented by this growing waste stream, and are debating legislative ways to deal with it. Past legislation has proven ineffective, and the private sector is now looked to for solutions. "With the vast amount of cell phones sitting unused in American homes, a solution is desperately needed to help people who would otherwise unknowingly damage the environment by trashing their old phones" says Rick Cosantino, VP of Recycling for CellsForCharities.com
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