Why Recycle Mobile Phones And Tablets In The First Place?
Using smartphones whether for business or for personal use, we can all agree there is probably sensitive information stored on these devices that you don't want someone with bad intentions to see, anything from your private information, personal documentation or banking apps, in the wrong hands this could very easily be used against you, putting yourself and your privacy at risk of hackers and identity fraudsters.
If you're using a business phone and you fall victim to one of these hacks, it could be considered a GDPR breach and your company could be fined if held liable.
Do We Have A Responsibility?
As the owners of our own personal information, we need to take the necessary precautions to protect ourselves from these attacks and minimise the risks completely - We can find out how to do this by learning through the steps below.
What Is The Environmental Impact Of Smartphones?
Although small in size, mobile phones contain a lot of components which are harmful to the environment if not recycled efficiently, it is important to keep in mind, that between April 2019 and March 2020 more than 260 fires were caused by users throwing their mobiles in the bin, it's not the place for a mobile phone containing lithium batteries which could burst into flames under the wrong conditions. WEEE waste is the fastest growing waste globally but can be reduced by simply taking advantage of the free services WEEE Recyclers offer.
How To Recycle Mobile Phones?
It is advised to take your mobile phones, laptops, computers and other electronics to a certified WEEE recycler or computer recycler, not only will they handle the tech safely but they will also look for opportunities to give your old tech a new life, adding to the circular lifecycle of electronics ultimately reducing global technology waste.
When using an Electronic recycler you can be sure nothing will go to landfill which is where most electronics find themselves after a few years of use. anything that cannot be fixed will be component separated to extract precious metals, this will slow down the need for mining pollution as the metals can be reused in newer mobiles and computers.
HP has set up a solution for its own customers called the WEEE Directive which will offer its existing customers a recycling solution for free providing they're exchanging it for a new model or they will offer a recycling solution with an added extra fee.
Is Mobile Phone Recycling Free?
When recycling your equipment most E-waste recyclers will offer you a free service providing that you drop the goods off at a local drop-off point, if your needing them to be picked up at a location depending on different requirements it may be charged or the items have enough value to off set the cost and make it free
Sometimes if the value of the equipment can exceed the cost of collection then this will also be offered for free. it is important to email the recycling company beforehand to be sure of the fee if any at all.
Who is SMS RECYCLING?
We offer collections from Surrey and the following areas, Camberley, Aldershot, Farnborough, Chertsey, Egham, Sutton, Kingston, Kent, Horley, Esher, Farnham, Goldaming, Godstone, Guildford, Redhill, Leatherhead, Surbiton, Wembley, Croydon, Bromley, Catford, Lewisham, Lightwater, Deepcut, Yateley, Wallington, East Molesey, Cranleigh, Dorking, Epsom, Weybridge, Richmond, Reigate, Hindhead, Cheam.
What Is Our Duty Of Care?
We collect and recycle all unwanted electronic equipment and aim to keep Britain and the world environmentally tidy, SMS Recycling goes by a zero-landfill targeted policy to prevent third-world countries from being affected by electronic waste. We work alongside the environment agency to ensure our processes are up to date and managed efficiently to today's WEEE/ITAD and Decommissioning Recycling regulations.
Who We have worked with
Don't hesitate to get in contact with us
Our dedicated team member will help assist you with your quote requests with instant communication via our Telephone - 01276 20916 or Email - Info@smsrecycling.co.uk