Every year, a slew of new smartphones are released. Not to say new tech isn’t incredible, as we often rely on these devices to help us get from place to place, connect with our loved ones and even manage our finances and personal information. What might not be as beneficial are the millions of phones thrown out that wind up in our shared environment. The question is, are we aware?
Our Knowledge of E-Waste
We conducted a survey to find out what a sampling of Americans know about electronic waste, or e-waste. This waste is consistent of discarded cellphones, computers, tablets and other electronics that are tossed in the trash.
Here are some key findings from the survey:
- 85% of Americans are either unaware or simply do not care about e-waste.
- 25% of Americans claim to recycle electronic devices.
- 67% said that they have never owned a pre-owned cellphone.
It is also noted that e-waste accounts for over 70% of toxic waste currently present in landfills.
While the numbers are high, it’s never to late to take action. ecoATM is a rewarding solution to the growing problem of e-waste. We offer instant cash for phones of value, while also offering a safe and responsible way to properly dispose your used electronics. If you’re interested in joining the fight against e-waste, visit our site to locate an ecoATM nearest you.