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It’s important to recycle electronics to ensure that toxic materials are properly disposed of and to reduce our waste. Recycling e-waste also reclaims valuable and limited resources like copper and cold. For example, for every million cellphones recycled, as much as 3,500 pounds of copper and 75 pounds of gold could be reclaimed for use in new products.

Data source: Earth911 Quiz: Are You a Mobile Phone Recycling Expert?

Coming up on October 14, 2021, this year’s International E-Waste Day will focus on the crucial role each of us plays in recycling our electronics. Learn more about Why and How To Recycle Your Old Mobile Phone.

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