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Cell Phone Recycling Facts

Friday, May 9th, 2008

In the US, cell phone use has surged from 340,000 subscribers in 1985 to over 175 million today.

The average American cell phone user owns 3 or more cell phones.

The average life span of a cell phone is only 18 months.

By 2009, it is estimated that:

  • 148 million cell phones will become obsolete and discarded annually in the US
  • Over 700 million cell phones will be stockpiled in US homes
  • It is estimated that up to 75 percent of obsolete cell phones are stockpiled in drawers by people who don’t know what else to do with them.

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