Are you frustrated with the seemingly short lifespan of your cell phone or tablets?

Do you want to stay up to date with the latest technology, but also avoid contributing to:

  • Landfills

  • Climate change

  • And hyper-consumerism?

Read on for tips on how to avoid this kind of situation when it comes to your devices:

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Take Care Of Your Devices

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  • Avoid leaving your device lying in direct sunlight

  • Avoid getting your device wet

  • Avoid dropping your device

  • Use a strong protective case

When You Start Eyeing A New Phone...

...hold off and hang onto your hard-earned money!

Get cash for recycling

Instead consider:

  • Buying a refurbished phone

  • Buying a phone from last season

  • Waiting until the phone you want now is "last season"

Recycle Your Electronics

Take your sustainability even further!

Recycling your device means that someone else will get to use it next, or it gets turned into something else.

Check out services such as Earth911, Call2Recycle, and directly through manufacturers.

The authors of this Byte work for ecoATM, a recycling service with kiosks that provide cashback on the spot for your device.

Look up a similar service local to you!

As a bonus, you might have extra cash that you can put toward your next device!

Quiz

Tanya's phone is 2 years old and getting a little slow. What might be a good option if she wants to make a sustainable and cost effective choice?

Take Action

Are you ready to up your device sustainability game?

This could be you!

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Alexis Tirado

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Natasha Spaventa

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