Consumerism is a reality and people start looking for a new product, as soon as they acquire the one that meets their present expectations. The same applies to smart phones and with more and more people owning such devices, the manufacturers thrive and increase their production. It is not very difficult to picture what millions of discarded phones would look like, and this is not a pretty picture, to say the least.

The only way to protect the environment and avoid pollution is to recycle your old cell phone, something that can be done in several ways. These devices contain dangerous substances that are persistent and will not vanish if the gadget is thrown away. It’s not enough to extract the phone sim card and throw the rest away, but this is an essential step of the recycling process. Whether you want to take it to a specialized center or donate the phone, make sure that the sim card is removed before undertaking any further action.

Some companies will pay for obsolete mobile phones, so whether you intend to upgrade to a smartphone or simply want to get rid of your current one, it is worth seeking these centers. There are still many people who can't afford to buy the latest gadgets, and they would all be thrilled to receive a mediocre one for free. In fact, most of the smartphones that we consider to be underpowered still pack quite a punch, and by simply inserting a phone sim card in them, the recipients will use them gladly for years to come.

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