Use it up, wear it out

Mobile phones are “considered hazardous waste” in California. Many chemicals in such phones leach from landfills into the groundwater system.

A cell phone’s shelf life is only about 24 months for the average consumer.

This means that newer cell phone models are constantly put up on the market to replace older ones. This is as a result of the rapid progression of technology in the mobile industry.

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A critical note to Lisa Jackson

How To Reduce Toxic Impact

Thanks for keeping your phone more than 2 years. Apple supports it indirectly with iOS running on more than 4 generations of iDevices.