Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Guest Post - Recycling Cell Phones – GreenBuyback – Be Green | Get Green

According to the Electronics Take Back Coalition, consumers purchased 1.8 billion cell phones in 2013. 125 million of those phones are iPhones alone. It is anticipated that the US will increase purchases of cell phones to a projected 1.96 billion in 2015. These are tremendous numbers and are consistently trending upwards. There is a major concern for the amount of potential e-waste this could create if consumers are throwing these phones away after they upgrade to a new phone.

What happens if cell phones end up in a landfill?

Cell phones and accessories contain heavy metals such as: cadmium, nickel, lead, mercury, manganese, lithium, zinc, arsenic, antimony, beryllium, and copper. If any of these metals leak into the natural environment, toxins may leak into the soil and contaminate it. This may cause metals to enter back into the food chain and cause major health problems. Dumping e-waste into landfills is simply not a sustainable method. This is creating a long-term pollution risk to our environment. We need to work together to recycle and reuse these cell phones and other electronics and help keep them out of landfills.

Recycling Cell Phones – GreenBuyback – Be Green | Get Green

GreenBuyback - We Want to Help Find a New Home for Your Phone

GreenBuyback is a buyback company that purchases cell phones and tablets from consumers nationwide. It is our goal to provide top dollar in order to incentivize consumers to sell their cell phone. GreenBuyback’s primary goal is to find your used phone a new home rather than leaving it in a drawer, or even worse, throwing it in a garbage can. GreenBuyback even buys damaged phones. We work with partners that reuse parts and always recycle unused components. We have a zero-waste policy so you can feel good about selling your old phone and making some extra cash.

What are consumers doing with their old phones?

GreenBuyback questioned many of their customers what they were doing with their old phones? Some typical responses are “saving them in case I need a spare” or “I know there is value, I just didn’t know where to turn” or “I am scared to sell my cell phone because my data is on my cell phone” GreenBuyback asked their followers on Twitter how many total cell phones are in your house? The average household that responded was 4 phones per house. The highest amount of cell phones in one house that responded was 14 phones!

How does GreenBuyback Help the Environment?

GreenBuyback gives consumers a safe option to easily sell your cell phone or tablet from the comfort of your home. GreenBuyback is dedicated to educate consumers the value of recycling their cell phones, not only for the extra cash, but also for the benefit for the environment. GreenBuyback primarily resells all equipment that is collected from the website. In the case of purchasing damaged phones, we have partnered with trusted repair centers that we resell to. These agents reuse as many components of the electronics that they can. Every other component is properly recycled.

Our goal is to help find a new home for your old cell phone. We typically sell to individuals who may not be able to afford the newest cell phone. We strongly believe it is very important to help those in need and also help keep these used electronics out of landfills.

What if I can’t Find my Item on the Website?

If you cannot find your item on our website simply fill out this quote form. You can sell your cell phone by using this form. In some cases your electronics may be outdated and have no cash value. Please fill out this form in order to find out what your cell phone is worth. If it does not have any cash value, we can still lead you to our trusted partners that accept cell phones and redistribute them to charity. We are dedicated to helping everyone and would love to hear from you.

What About my Data Security?

Every item that is purchased at GreenBuyback will be completely data wiped. We are dedicated to keeping your personal data safe by eliminating it from the device. Not only do we data wipe and erase all the phones, we remove all sim cards and SD cards. You can always count on GreenBuyback to remove your data. If you need any help deleting the data from the device before you send it to us, simply call or email and we will help guide you through it.

How Do I Get Paid?

We pay all of our customers by either check or PayPal. When you are checking out on our website you will have the option to choose either payment option. We apply payments within 24 hours of receiving the phone into our inventory.

GreenBuyback Thanks You!

GreenBuyback is thankful for all of our customers and appreciate you taking the time to read this article. We are a small business located in NJ and appreciate the nationwide support. Please feel free to drop us a line on our social media channels or give us a call anytime. We are committed to helping consumers stay green.