Click me

Phone Recycling Facts: The Toxins in Your Mobile

Hazardous facts about your mobile phone, lets keep things green! COMPARE MY MOBILE LOM How does a mobile damage the environment? By dumping our old mobile phones in landfill sites instead of recycling or disposing of them in a proper manner, we are building up a huge collection of electronic waste, or e-waste. £2.7 BILLION worth of mobile phones are in Great Britains cupboards and drawers. 40% of people in the UK have never 27% of people have never even considered it. Handset Replacement Cycle in Months The US has the shortest handset replacement cycle (21 months), while India and Brazil have the longest. 21 United States 22 UK 30 France 46 Japan 51 taly 76 Israel 80 Brazil 93 India Recipe for danger: What's inside your mobile? These are the ingredients in your mobile phone and battery that impact the environment negatively, when they are not disposed of correctly. Cadmium Banned for use in electronics by the European Union in 2004. Dangerous if inhaled or ingested, some cases of inhaling will lead to metal fume fever, and this could result in death. Lead Coltan Dangerous to animals and human nervous systems and causes brain disorders. Causes mass erosion of the land bringing pollution to lakes and rivers as well as reducing the population of the Eastern Mountain Gorilla. Beryllium Mercury Hazards include toxic poisoning, tissue corrosion of plants and cause a life threatening disease called Berylliosis. Mercury poisoning can result in several diseases, including Acrodynia, Hunter- Russell syndrome, and Minamata disease. So what could a single mobile phone and battery do?? A single battery made with Cadmium is like a pollution missile. To put this seemingly off the cuff statement into a horrific fact; One single phone Cadmium battery can pollute 1 million pints of water. A year's worth of batteries could pollute 80 Billion swimming pools. Where unused phones can go when recycled!! Reused) Europe China India Africa 40 million Unused phones in the UK "Worth £762 Million Indian & Chinese factories The majority are sold to worldwide emerging Some companies refurbish the good break down the essential phones & sell them back to insurance economic markets phone materials to recycle channels & other UK market places COMPARE MY MOBILE AllI Rights Reserved .COM

Phone Recycling Facts: The Toxins in Your Mobile

shared by Ashley_Turner on May 31
0 comments has put together this infographic to show how your mobile phone can damage the environment and how you can prevent this from happening. The infographic shows quite how many unused ...


Did you work on this visual? Claim credit!

Get a Quote

Embed Code

For hosted site:

Click the code to copy


Click the code to copy
Customize size