Here’s a statistic for you to consider,

“Every 1 million recycled cellphones yields 35,274 pounds of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold and 33 pounds of palladium, according to the EPA.”

Read more: http://www.bankrate.com/finance/smart-spending/reasons-not-to-buy-smartphone-1.aspx#ixzz33fSB45Ls

Just the 75 pounds of gold is worth $1,500,000.

The silver is worth $260,000.

And the Palladium is worth $765,000.

I don’t know how much manpower it takes to remove all the different minerals from cell phones but now you have a good idea why companies are asking the public to give them their old cell phones.

But here’s another interesting fact about this. Only 8% of all cell phones are recycled. The others are sitting somewhere in a drawer a box somewhere in a house or possibly thrown away.

This is one of those, did you know.

What do you do with your old cell phones/smart phone/tablets when you purchase a new one?