2An Apple Trade-In Program Could Boost the Industry
3Growing Apple’s Global Footprint With Refurbished iPhones
4An Apple Buy-In Program Will Create Needed Awareness
5SellCell Offers a Best-Price Guarantee
6Focusing on Corporate and Government Customers
7Confusion, Laziness and Recycling
Here, another shot of eleGreen’s buyback efforts. A study from SellCell found that nearly 20 percent of people said they were too lazy to recycle their devices; 44 percent said they didn’t know how to recycle or sell it; and 19 percent said they didn’t know how to wipe data from their phones in order to sell them.
8Nokia and Recycling
Before paying for old devices came into vogue, Nokia was emphasizing the environmental importance of recycling them. The metals and elements old phones contain are said to be “300 times richer” than the materials being extracted today. If everyone recycled one phone, says Nokia, it could prevent 370,000 tons of raw materials from being mined.
9If Everyone Recycled One Phone …
… the impact of leaving those 370,000 tons of materials in place, says Nokia, would have the equivalent impact of taking 6 million cars off the road for a year. Nokia offers free Nokia Suite software, which helps people organize, store and share the files on their phones, so they can feel good about waving good-bye to them.
10Sprint and Recycling
11Still Another Motivation to Recycle
Sprint works closely with device manufacturers to ensure “thorough removal of data” including call history, email, Short Message Service (SMS) files and Web-history browsing. Sprint also offers the option of enabling customers to donate the proceeds from equipment sales to Project Connect, a fund that promotes free Internet safety resources for kids.