BingoBongo Reduces Cell Phone Waste

BingoBongo is a Markham, Ontario based cell phone recycling company specializing in finding new homes for unwanted, rejected mobile phones.

Online PR News – 10-November-2012 – Toronto, Ontario – With technology advancing every day and new cell phones released all the time it's a sad fact that there are millions of mobile phones gathering dust in closets and drawers. According to the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association's website, 72 per cent of Canadians either own a cell phone or plan to buy one in the near future, with the average user keeping their phone for just under three years. With people upgrading every three years, a lot of mobile phones are left laying around or worse, being dumped into landfills. Discarded devices don't breakdown or biodegrade and can potentially pollute surrounding soil or waterways, damaging plants and wildlife.

Companies like BingoBongo, specializing in cell phone recycling, offer incentives to customers who recycle their used phones. Used iPhone, Blackberry and Android phones can net customers up to $250, a decent amount to put towards a new phone. BingoBongo's philosophy of, “why let old technology stale when you can do good for the environment and your pocket by selling your phone,” is refreshing to environmental conscious customers.

There are thousands of cell phone recycling drop-off sites across Canada and yet only 12 per cent of phones are being recycled. BingoBongo aims to increase that number by offering competitive pricing for old mobile phones. By buying old phones they are doing their part to keep dangerous materials like lead, cadmium and mercury out of landfills and even better, give useable phones a new lease on life by refurbishing them and sending them to developing markets. BingoBongo sends useable phones to countries like China, Africa, Pakistan and India, improving their communications and making a difference in their lives. Unusable phones are used for parts or recycled with 96 per cent of materials broken down in an environmentally responsible way.

It's time to make a positive impact on the environment and BingoBongo is providing a pathway with their green efforts while helping customers make a bit of money too.