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Project at a Glance Contents on the CD ROM
  • A cell phone is made up of many materials. In general, the handset consists of 40 percentmetals, 40 percent plastics, and 20 percent- ceramics and trace materials.
  • Mobile phones are relatively inexpensive, and smaller every day. However, it is plastic it takes thousands of years to degrade, and toxic metals such as arsenic, antimony, Beryllium, cadmium,
    copper, lead, nickel and zinc, that accumulate in living organisms and can cause cancer and neurological diseases.
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 130 million cell phones are discarded each year. When dismantled, their internal metal components translate into 65,000 tons of waste containing lead, cadmium, arsenic, beryllium, mercury and other toxic heavy metals and carcinogens.
  • Unlike with many other types of e-waste, cell phone recycling is profitable because many phones are refurbished and resold, while others are mined for scrap metals.
  • There is intense commercial interest in recycling of cell phones due to the fact that their average lifetime is relatively short while the materials used in their production are commercially viable.
  • Cell phones are currently one of the few electronic products, if not the only one, that also have a thriving reuse market. In fact, more handsets are reused than recycled.
  • Over 90 per cent of the materials in a mobile phone can be recycled.
    Recycling 250,000 old mobiles plus their batteries and chargers will
    recover enough materials to make 48,000 aluminium cans and more than 2,400 plastic fence posts.
  • Recovery of these materials will also preclude the need to mine more than 728 tonnes of gold ore, 808 tonnes of silver ore and 178 tonnes of copper sulphide.
  • 95% of the handsets collected in the UK will be recycled and then sold to developing countries such as China, India, Pakistan.
  • 280 tonnes of mobile phones, batteries and accessories have been collected for recycling by the industry, saving the environment from potential damage. This equates to 1.1 million batteries and 435,000 handsets having been collected.
  • Mobile Phone Recycling
  • Cell Phone Recycling
  • Recycle of Mobile Phone 
  • Cell Phone Works
  • Electronic Waste
  • Life Cycle of Cell Phone
  • Cell Phone Recycling
  • Recycling of Cell Phone
  • Cell Phone Facts
  • Cell Phone Recycling Fact sheet
  • Facts and Figures on E‐Waste and Recycling
  • Mobile phone Recycling Facts

Company Profiles

  • Company from US
  • Company from India
  • Company Profile
  • Company from Finland
  • Company from Ohio
  • Company from US
  • Company from Canada
  • Company from India
  • Company Profile
  • Company from Florida
  • Company from India


  • WEEE / E-Waste Business Model
  • Electronic Waste Management
  • International Recycling Networks for Mobile Phones in Asian Region
  • Guideline on material recovery and recycling of End-of-life mobile phones
  • Effectiveness of Cell Phone Reuse, Refurbishment, and Recycling


  • Recycle My Cell 2010 Annual Report
  • Report on Inventorization of E-Waste in two cities in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka
  • Benefits of recycling electronics in the US
  • Business owners: Recycle your company's cell phones
  • Meldgaard Brings Danish Mobile IBA Recycling To The UK
  • Cell Phones for Soldiers
  • Recycling Technology in the Palm of Your Hand
  • Mobile Phone Recycling Report
  • Survey of Thais' Mobile Phone-Battery Usage and Disposal
  • Cell Phone Recycling – The Gold in Your Cell Phone
  • Mobile Phone Recycling Facility
  • Recellular Operations Reach three Continents, Phone Recycling Facilities open in China and Brazil
  • Third-world lessons for recycling phones
  • Mobile phone recycling yet to catch up

E-Waste Management

  • Recycling Rules - Understanding Recycling and a Materials Recovery Facility
  • Mobile Wastes and Recyclable Materials Collection
  • Economics of cell phone reuse and recycling
  • Electronic Waste Management in India - Issues and Strategies
  • Mobile phone waste -  Current initiatives in Asia and the Pacific
  • Towards intelligent recycling: a proposal to link bar codes to recycling information
  • Waste management scenarios of end‐of‐life multifunctional mobile phones
  • Cell Phone Recycling Business
  • End-of-Life Management of Cell Phones in the United States


  • Extract Minerals from your old mobile phones
  • Continuous Recycling Process
    for Cellular Phones
  • Mobile Phone Recycling - Chances and challenges from a recycler's view
  • Mobile Phone Recycling – Process Works
  • Mobile Phone Recycling
  • Cell Phone Recycling Process
Consultancy & Turnkey
  • Consultancy from UK
  • Consultancy from Ireland
  • Consultancy from UK
  • Turnkey from Austria


  • Environmentally-friendly mobile phone
  • Recyclable dry particle based adhesive electrode and methods of making same
  • Recycle guarantee method and server
  • Recycle method and system thereof
  • Cell phone recycling lid
  • Systems and methods for recycling of cell phones at the end of life
  • Apparatus And Method For Recycling Mobile Phones


  • Australia's Current and Future
    E-Waste Recycling Infrastructure Capacity and Needs
  • Optimising Markets for Recycling
  • Prospective Scenario of E-Waste recycling in India
  • Recycled Cell Phones—A Treasure Trove of Valuable Metals


  • Recovery of valuable metals from spent Mobile Phone Wastes
  • Metal Recovery from e-scrap in a global environment
  • Metal Recovery form metal
  • Recovery and Recycling Techniques and treatment of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Recovering Precious Metals from Mobile Phones
  • Innovation in recycling technology – recovery of precious and special metals

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