The Rise of Smartphone Recycling [Infographic]

Let’s leave aside the news of upcoming smartphones/tablets and look at a different picture.

The smartphone that is lying down idle in front of you or on your table will surely get replaced within months. There will be one point when you would actually think of renewing your phone and ditching it eventually.

Everything has a final destination. Most likely, your old phone will be in your drawer or you might even consider selling it.

When smartphones entered the market, it created a lot of hype which resulted in those normal mobile phones ( best example: Nokia) finding themselves in the drawers. Even if you have considered selling it, I am pretty sure you received an offer that’s one sixth of the real price. According to the infographic below, mobile phones were recycled which ensured a better and a cleaner society. As the numbers of smartphone purchases have been increasing at a fast pace over the years, the question of wastage also comes into context.

Imagine you are an iPhone user and had bought the first iPhone smartphone. If you are an iPhone fanatic, there is no way you don’t have an iPhone 5. Have you ever thought where are the previous versions? Let’s say, you sold it to a person. There is no way the person you sold to still has the phone with him as the utility (benefit) has already reached its limit. Thus, the iPhone is either in the bins already or in the drawer, rotting.

More interesting information can be found in the infographic below!

The Rise of Smartphone Recycling


  1. They must teach people, the benefit of recycling of mobile phones. And, maybe, reward them a small amount of money, or other things, that will catch their eyes.

  2. I don’t think it will workout. For myself I have 5 old mobiles but I never thought to recycle them. 2 of them are not working but as I used and those are old, I prefer to safe than recycling.

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