Go the darker side of the Smartphone boom with rapid changes of model: Now 85.5 million phones off alone in German households, as identified the IT industry association BITKOM – and these are only the actually unused devices.
A recycling of old devices, is important to return the valuable raw materials in the material cycles of value of, said BITKOM President Prof. Dieter Kempf. About 80 percent of the materials can be recycled, including gold, silver, and copper, in the sum of “an important contribution to the gentle handling of scarce resources.”
You can dispose of equipment free of charge at the regional recycling sites. Schools take part in a project founded by the German Ministry of education and research to gather in schools Meanwhile 1524; the proceeds go to the WasserStiftung. In addition, all major operators and even some dealers take back old cell phones. The mobile-ton intended by the Federal Government similar to the battery collecting tons seems to have disappeared, however, even in a ton. In the household should – and must – throw it neither mobile phones nor old batteries.
Before the return of the mobile phones, it is advisable to delete all personal data, by setting it back to the factory settings, as well as to remove the SIM card
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