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Environmental Benefits Of Trading Tech

Tech advice | by Charlotte Bolton | Jan 03, 2024

Environmental Benefits Of Trading Tech

Now that the New Year is over and 2024 has been welcomed in style, now is the perfect time to clear our your old draws or to get rid of some of the old tech you had before Christmas. But don’t throw your old tech away, trade it in and get some cash! Now is the best time to earn some extra cash to make your 2024 that much better and recycle tech.

But did you know trading in your old phone doesn’t only have benefits to your pockets? It is also a great way for saving the environment, there are so many environmental benefits when you trade phones and giving them a new life that you probably never knew about. So let’s get into the reasons why refurbished tech and trading is so good for the word we live in. Hurry… let’s get into it!

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Environmental benefits of trading in phones:

  • Reduces the amount of raw materials that need to be mined
  • Reduces the amount of energy needed for the production of phones
  • Reduces the packaging amounts needed to send over resources and products.
  • Cuts down the use of hazardous packaging materials like plastic which is bad for the environment
  • Less phones are thrown into our landfills, therefore saving space for other rubbish
  • Materials inside the traded phone will be torn apart and reused
  • Toxic substances from the phones will be disposed of safely and not released into our environment
  • Improves the circular economy of our environment (reuse, refurbished, recycle)


How Envirofone helps:

At Envirofone, we take your old device, damaged or perfectly fine, check how it works internally and externally, fix any problems whether this is how the phone performs or how the phone looks, polish the device to make it appear like new, grade the device depending on its condition, then sell it on again at a much lower price. You may be wondering what it means when we give a phone a condition? The phones condition is simply what state the phone will arrive in when it gets to your door ranging from Fair to New. There are 6 conditions altogether, the better the condition, the more expensive the phone. These faults can range from slight scratches to phone dents to internal errors that are unfixable. For further information, make sure to read our Guide To Refurbished Phones.

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Once you have traded in your device to Envirofone, you are guaranteed to get cash back in return. Your phone will be checked for problems, then you will be sent back a price for your phone which can be accepted or declined. The phones are refurbished and sold on or torn apart and the parts are used for other devices, all our phones are carefully tested and checked to ensure you get the correct money back.

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Remember, on Envirofone you can trade in and recycle anything, recycle tablets, recycle Samsung phones, google phone trade in. It isn’t too late!

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