Why should I recycle my old phone?

People often ask: is recycling my phone worth the effort? What will I gain from it?

Well, there is more to be gained than is commonly thought. First of all, there is the obvious benefit of receiving a lump sum of money in the post (in the form of a cheque, of course) for your troubles. Getting paid for something you don’t want any more is always a bonus, especially at this time of year.

Indeed, recycling your phone is not even that much trouble these days. It is as simple as ordering a jiffy bag to be delivered directly to your door. After that, all you have to do is put your phone in it and send it back!

So that is another advantage – it doesn’t waste any of your precious time. You can make some extra money without having to leave your own home.

Moreover, recycling your old mobile is putting something back into the world. Technology is advancing very quickly indeed, so it is always the case that people want the latest mobile and lose interest in their older one, but it is often the case that the old mobile is not that old at all.

If that is indeed the case, it is a much better option to give that phone a second home, in much the same way as selling a used car. A phone often has a much shorter lifespan in one home than a car, of course, but it is always useful for making some extra cash.

So there you have it – mobile phone recycling couldn’t be easier!