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An Eco-Friendly Approach to Staying Mobile!

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By 2021 electronic waste is expected to reach over 50 million metric tonnes. The UK is the 2nd worse e-waste producer in the world and the worst offender in Europe for illegal e-waste exports to developing countries. Let those figures sink in for a minute!

Since I have really started to think about the data and the impact that all this e-waste has on the environment, I can’t stop seeing unwanted or faulty smartphones, laptops and tablets in the back of drawers, cupboards and even on the corner of office desks. Alarmingly, there is an estimated 85

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million used mobile phones in the UK!

Each and every one of us can be part of the strategy to drive down e-waste…

The electronics that you already have should be kept and used for as long as they serve a purpose. So, what happens if they stop working or you smash the screen, don’t panic there are multiple companies that will fix them for you. TMT First is just one of them, the company is an online Samsung Authorised repair partner, specialising in smartphones, tablets and wearable devices. They will even reinstate any remaining Samsung

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warranty.

They also run the OurPlanetFirst campaign which enables customers to book repairs online (orders over £150) and receive a discount of £5 and donate £5 to their chosen planet friendly charity.

If you can’t resist the latest upgrade, then use a trade in programme to earn some extra cash for your unwanted trash! Meelie Mobile is a mobile phone recycling company that offers top trade in prices and within a few days, you will receive the money in your bank account. By recycling 1 million devices through these trade in programmes, we can

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recover approximately 16,000kg of copper, 15kg of palladium, 350kg of silver and 34kg of gold. Once electronic equipment becomes waste, it becomes hazardous, so if it is dumped in the environment it becomes a huge problem

If you choose not to repair and can’t trade in, then head to your local recycling centre. All over the UK there are centres where you can dispose of electronic equipment into designated e-waste containers. You can usually arrange for collection of larger items for a fee by your local council.

These devices then go onto the next

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step of their life! For example, lithium batteries are first shredded and treated to neutralise the electrolytes. Precious metals are then recovered and sold. The solution is filtered so that carbon can be recovered and pressed into sheets. After further processing, the lithium is used to make sulphur dioxide batteries.

Happy recycling!

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- 17 Sep 20

By 2021 electronic waste is expected to reach over 50 million metric tonnes. The UK is the 2nd worse e-waste producer in the world and the worst offender in Europe for illegal e-waste exports to developing countries. Let those figures sink in for a minute!

Since I have really started to think about the data and the impact that all this e-waste has on the environment, I can’t stop seeing unwanted or faulty smartphones, laptops and tablets in the back of drawers, cupboards and even on the corner of office desks. Alarmingly, there is an estimated 85 million used mobile phones in the UK!

Each and every one of us can be part of the strategy to drive down e-waste…

The electronics that you already have should be kept and used for as long as they serve a purpose. So, what happens if they stop working or you smash the screen, don’t panic there are multiple companies that will fix them for you. TMT First is just one of them, the company is an online Samsung Authorised repair partner, specialising in smartphones, tablets and wearable devices. They will even reinstate any remaining Samsung warranty.

They also run the OurPlanetFirst campaign which enables customers to book repairs online (orders over £150) and receive a discount of £5 and donate £5 to their chosen planet friendly charity.

If you can’t resist the latest upgrade, then use a trade in programme to earn some extra cash for your unwanted trash! Meelie Mobile is a mobile phone recycling company that offers top trade in prices and within a few days, you will receive the money in your bank account. By recycling 1 million devices through these trade in programmes, we can recover approximately 16,000kg of copper, 15kg of palladium, 350kg of silver and 34kg of gold. Once electronic equipment becomes waste, it becomes hazardous, so if it is dumped in the environment it becomes a huge problem

If you choose not to repair and can’t trade in, then head to your local recycling centre. All over the UK there are centres where you can dispose of electronic equipment into designated e-waste containers. You can usually arrange for collection of larger items for a fee by your local council.

These devices then go onto the next step of their life! For example, lithium batteries are first shredded and treated to neutralise the electrolytes. Precious metals are then recovered and sold. The solution is filtered so that carbon can be recovered and pressed into sheets. After further processing, the lithium is used to make sulphur dioxide batteries.

Happy recycling!

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