Hold the phone- you can’t put that in a landfill!
It’s become pretty close to common knowledge that the toxins in electronics- especially those found in cell phones- cause nothing but harm when they sit in landfills. The dynamic duo of Jeremey Cohen and Katherine Preston decided to act on that knowledge and create an organization that will not only keep toxins out of landfills, but will pay you for doing your part.
Exchange My Phone makes responsibly disposing of your old cell phone (one that’s dead, not working properly or just not your style any more) easy and potentially rewarding. You can recycle your old phone without even leaving your house, thanks to the simple, printable shipping labels.
Visit their website and calculate the value of your phone. If you qualify for a monetary reward, you can either print a pre-paid shipping label (you’ll need your own packaging) OR request them to mail you an enevelope with a pre-paid label already adhered. If you’re phone is too damaged or too old a model to qualify for refurbishment and resale, print a pre-paid label to slap on your own packaging and just drop in the nearest mailbox.
Exchange My Phone doesn’t forget about those phones that are unsalvageable (like that old flip phone you dropped in the toilet on your 21st birthday and has been sitting on your closet shelf collecting dust because you’ve never been quite sure what to do with it). Such phones are recycled (literally broken down for parts and the metals/plastics remelted to make new electronics) through WeRecycle! WeRecycle! responsibly handles the toxic elements extracted from phones and treats them in the (expensive) yet environmentally sound process.
Beyond keeping landfills clean and reducing the demand for new components through recycling, Exchange My Phone has a social mission: balance texting and video watching with reading. For every phone they buy from you, Exchange My Phone donates one book to children in need, following the tried and true One-for-One model.
Exchange My Phone has done their homework and takes care of all the logstic hurdles, leaving you with peace of mind (and maybe even a few extra bucks).