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For years, we’ve heard great orators and activists say that technology is killing the environment ever so slowly. We’ve heard dozens of people say that the gadgets we use are also the weapons of destruction that bring forth plagues and environmental disasters.
iPhone Recycling Trivia and Tips for the Tree Hugger By: Crystal Sanders For years, we’ve heard great orators and activists say that technology is killing the environment ever so slowly. We’ve heard dozens of people say that the gadgets we use are also the weapons of destruction that bring forth plagues and environmental disasters. If you think that all these are crappy ways of seeking media attention, you’re probably one of those many people who have populated the kingdom of apathy and disregard for years now. However, if you’re interested in what I have to say here, I’d like to give you a pat in the back and a congratulatory handshake. You are officially a tree hugger or a green thumb advocate. You’re also probably an iPhone owner and you wish to be a more responsible one. Well today’s your lucky day! Wanna know why you should sell iPhone now and recycle? Here are a few trivia points to sum up the answers to that question: Did you know that almost three continents work together to create an iPhone? Basically, the little chips and software details come from the United States while the important sensors and connectivity chips come from Europe. Meanwhile, the manufacturing of general hardware supplies is in the Asia where these parts are assembled to form a whole iPhone unit! All in all, the iPhone 4 creates about 45 kilograms of carbon dioxide emissions. The biggest portion of these harmful emissions comes from production (57 percent) while consumer use comes second (34 percent). If you count all the iPhones sold in 2010, you’ll get 2,350 million kilograms of carbon dioxide emissions from transportation and production alone. Imagine if all those people who bought their iPhones in 2010 decided to use their iPhone simultaneously for one whole day and charge it at the end of the day. Those charges can actually power a light bulb for more than 350 years. Did you know that the older your iPhone is, the more carbon dioxide emissions it releases? Studies show that the iPhone 3G emits 22 percent more carbon dioxide than current models while the iPhone 4 emits only 18 percent. Now that’s enough reason to sell iPhone 3GS! image: plantswap.net The environmental impact of the iPhone is endless, especially since the said smartphone is continually being developed by Apple engineers. But that doesn’t mean that you should stop trying to do your share of green work. Here are three simple tips on how to be a responsible iPhone owner: Reuse Your iPhone! If you’re starting to hate your iPhone so much despite the fact that it’s been used for only half a year, the best thing to do is to give your iPhone to a younger sibling or a cousin! Not only will you be well appreciated by your friends and family, you’ll also be able to maximize your iPhone’s lifespan! Skip an iPhone Generation! A lot of iPhone fanatics buy on a yearly basis to stay updated in the Apple world. But studies show that an iPhone can perform well from one to two years before it starts to get too old for practical use. Try to buy an iPhone 4 and skip the iPhone 4S and then buy an iPhone 5! Sell Used iPhone and Recycle! The most practical way to deal with your iPhone is selling it! Since only 10 percent of thrown away iPhones have been recycled, try buyback programs like Cash for iPhones! They recycle iPhones in all conditions so you can get rid of your iPhone while earning a few bucks! Sources: Techno Pop Blog http://technopop.blog.com/2012/08/29/iphone-recycling-trivia-and-tips-for-the-tree-hugger/ Related Links • Sell iPhone For Cash • Cashforiphones News Site • Cashforiphones Fan Page • @cash4_iphones
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