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About Telephone Recycling
At the end of their lives, telephones or mobile phones can be recycled. Rapid changes in technology, low initial costs and anticipated obsolescence have led to rapidly growing surpluses which contribute to a growing number of electronic wastes worldwide. The problem of electronic waste is considered as a “quickly expanding” problem by the recyclers.
Currently, mobile phones or telephones pose a huge problem for many countries worldwide. Manufacturers and agencies adapt new programs slowly to reduce the number of waste which has increased over the years.
Benefits of Telephone Recycling
Most mobile telephones have precious metals and plastics to be recycled to reduce energy and resources needed to produce new ones. These materials may pollute the air when placed in a deposit can contaminate the soil and drinking water. Telephone is normally made of plum, a toxic substance that has adverse health effects when highly exposed. Copper, gold, zinc, beryllium, tantalum and other metals may be used for the circuit board on the phone. Therefore, recycling old phones and making these ever scarce materials available where possible is important. Whenever possible, it is important that they are recycled.
The e-waste is often incorrectly removed and burned, causing toxic emissions to the workers, children and communities. Therefore, telephone users need a responsible and ethical disposal and recycling of their devices.
Process of Telephone Recycling
In many cases, companies in other parts of the world, often in developed countries, will try to reuse the old mobile phone. This makes sure the phones do not end up in the trash immediately if they remain unusable. Batteries are taken out and sent for recycling. The telephone is then crushed and heated to approximately 1100C.
Samples are then converted into small pieces and further chemical processing is carried out before they are transferred to a smelter that takes the corresponding metals for use. Energy-from-incineration is used to recover plastics from phone components. The outer body plastic of the telephones is generally grained and reworked and used in mouldings.
Additional parts of the phone that can be recycled include LCD, Microphones, Speakers and Printed circuit boards