Infographic: The Impact of Cell Phone Recycling

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Recycling your smart phone when you’re upgrading to the latest and greatest technology may not seem like a big deal, but making sure your phone gets recycled rather than wasted can actually have a big impact.

The U.S. sends 135 million cell phones to landfills every year. Sprint offers a win-win buyback program that gives customers store credit and finds responsible solutions for their old phones. Check out how recycling your old cell can make difference below.

Courtesy of Sprint

Courtesy of Sprint

Editor’s Note: Earth911 partners with many industries, manufacturers and organizations to support its Recycling Directory, the largest in the nation, which is provided to consumers at no cost. Sprint is one of these partners.