What Happens To Plastics in our gadgets if they aren’t recycled?

Posted On August 1, 2017

Mobile Recycling

It’s hard to think about what happens to the plastics in our gadgets if they aren’t recycled properly. The plastics we throw away eventually breaks down into something called micro plastics. These are tiny pieces of plastic the size of a grain of sand; eventually, over time these work their way into our rivers and oceans.

It was estimated by 2050 there will be more plastics in our ocean than there are fish. When you consider most fish will be digesting these micro plastics before ending up on our plate; it’s important to see why recycling your gadgets is important.

How do we solve the problem?

Recycling is key, selling your old technical devices to companies like Cash In Your Gadgets ensures you don’t contribute to the growing issue of e-waste. At Cash In Your Gadgets we responsibly recycle the plastics and metals in your old tech products. it was reported recently, an inventor has designed a Ship-mounted module which filters ocean plastic pollution. Essentially a road sweeper for the ocean!

While the growing population must do what they can for the environment, companies are also getting involved where they can.

Doing Your Bit for the Environment

If you have the latest phone and you’re not ready to sell your old mobile for an upgrade yet; there’s plenty you can do to help reduce waste.

Although every household in the UK recycles on a weekly basis, there are still more things you can do to help. We love to get technical which is why we’ve found some apps on both Android and Apple where you can even earn points for changing bad habits.

  • greenredeem
  • Recycle App
  • OLIO


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