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Nokia gives us a video break down the recycled content from several mobile phones

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Nokia gives us a video break down the recycled content from several mobile phones
Just how much stuff goes into making a mobile phone? A lot. Building anything nowadays often uses more elements and parts than we can imagine. Taken individually, and unrefined, computers (including mobile phones) are made of some things that would be considered pretty toxic.

Recycling these mobile phones is a total win-win. For one thing, there is a finite amount of some elements and “rare earth” material on this planet. Among those elements, silver and gold.

That is not all though, from a sample group of 43 collected phones from a single apartment building, over 1.75 pounds (over 800 grams) of plastic, 1.3 pounds (600 grams) of iron, a little less than 1 pound (400 grams) of copper and half a pound of aluminum and lithium can be repurposed to build us shiny new phones.

There was even a bit of gold, yes it is less than 0.05 ounces, but at today’s market that is still about $60. All told, the materials recovered from that one apartment building and 43 mobile phones were enough to build 17 (and-a-half) brand new Lumia handsets.

So the next time you are upgrading your mobile device, if you really are not planning to use your old one, give it up for trade-in or recycling. The devices and materials will definitely be put to good use.

source: Nokia (YouTube)


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posted on 02 Feb 2014, 20:09 5

1. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3540; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Nokia is awesome❕.. Best decision I ever made to get a Lumia device..

posted on 03 Feb 2014, 03:45

16. rihel_95 (Posts: 216; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


They could have sold the phone for reuseing instead of recycling which is far better and profit of few bucks!

posted on 03 Feb 2014, 08:12 1

19. akki20892 (Posts: 3437; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


My thought: Nokia is awesome .. Best decision I ever made to get a NOKIA device..

posted on 02 Feb 2014, 20:19 14

2. alterecho (Posts: 1080; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


How about recycling the Lumias to remove WP and put some other OS? That would multiply Lumias worth several folds.
THAT would be a win-win situation for everyone (except MS, ofcourse).

posted on 02 Feb 2014, 20:27 6

3. papss (unregistered)


Did someone step on your bridge?

posted on 02 Feb 2014, 20:32 2

4. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3540; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Wait, I'm confused... Do you, or do you not, like WP?

posted on 02 Feb 2014, 21:28 4

7. alterecho (Posts: 1080; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Not..

posted on 02 Feb 2014, 21:50

9. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3540; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Who would've guessed.......

posted on 02 Feb 2014, 22:33 1

11. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2003; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


They not only recycle phones and think about the environment, they also think about their customers. Hence they didn't adopt a buggy, laggy and unsecure OS that would steal their consumer's personal info as their primary smartphone OS.

posted on 02 Feb 2014, 23:10 3

12. ihavenoname (Posts: 1377; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Wait, that's actually what they have done. And I wouldn't call Windows Phone that laggy.

posted on 02 Feb 2014, 23:20

13. ihavenoname (Posts: 1377; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


That was bit low, I admit. But Android ain't buggy, laggy, and unsecure OS that would steal it's users personal info.

posted on 03 Feb 2014, 08:11 2

18. akki20892 (Posts: 3437; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Lol dude I agree. They should make new hardware and port android in all Nokia lumia. And leave same body and look.

posted on 02 Feb 2014, 21:19 3

5. sapibuntinx (Posts: 51; Member since: 08 May 2013)


EPIC!

posted on 02 Feb 2014, 21:20 5

6. andynaija (Posts: 458; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


But anyways I like this because these toxic chemicals and elements are being used into making a better product again and not going into landfills or just going to complete waste. But does anyone know or have an idea of any reliable and respectable companies that recycles old phones, accessories, and electronics? I need to get rid of some.

posted on 02 Feb 2014, 21:31 2

8. alterecho (Posts: 1080; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Search Nokia Recycling point . You can find a Nokia recycling point/Nokia store through their store locator on Nokia's website.

posted on 02 Feb 2014, 22:31 6

10. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2003; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


One of the many reasons why they're my fav company. :D
They always think first about the environment

posted on 03 Feb 2014, 01:51 2

14. neops (Posts: 168; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


After they destroyed the environment, companies now

ask us to help them make more profits.

Will they lower prices accordingly?

posted on 03 Feb 2014, 03:00

15. cc3493 (Posts: 155; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


I love how people always blame the companies. Who bought the products? You did. You cant blame them entirely, you didnt have to purchase that product. You couldve looked around for a more sustainable or more environmentally sound company/product... and anyways, nokia has always been environmentally conscious.

posted on 03 Feb 2014, 13:38 1

20. neops (Posts: 168; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


I could and I did but nokia doesn't pay me much

posted on 03 Feb 2014, 05:28

17. bakarock (Posts: 52; Member since: 29 Aug 2013)


I LOVE NOKIA, but NOT WINDOWS PHONE. Confession of a broken heart. :-(

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