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

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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20 Comments

1. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

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

16. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

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

19. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

2. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 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).

3. papss unregistered

Did someone step on your bridge?

4. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

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

7. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Not..

9. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

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

11. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

12. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

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

13. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

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

18. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

5. sapibuntinx

Posts: 61; Member since: May 08, 2013

EPIC!

6. andynaija

Posts: 1264; Member since: Sep 08, 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.

8. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

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

10. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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

14. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

After they destroyed the environment, companies now ask us to help them make more profits. Will they lower prices accordingly?

15. cc3493

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 06, 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.

20. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

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

17. bakarock

Posts: 57; Member since: Aug 29, 2013

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

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