How many times have you traded-up to a new cell phone in the last 5 years? According to University of California professor Bill Tomlinson, “The average American gets a new cell phone about every 17 months. That’s a big pile of dead cell phones at the end of the day.”
If you’re like me you haven’t added yours to that big pile yet. They’re stored away in the bottom drawer of your desk or in a box in the back of the closet. So, the good news is that we’ve got another choice, we can recycle them.
San Diego based ecoATM has installed kiosks to encourage consumers to recycle their old cell phones. The kiosks pay recyclers with cash or a contribution to their favorite charity as well as other incentives and coupons. Mark Bowles, ecoATM founder, calls the solution convenient because the consumer can recycle on the spot instead of traditional buy-back programs that require mail-in of old phones.
This interesting example of kiosks driving green behavior is just one of several worth reading in the first of a 2 part series by Kioskmarketplaces.com’s Missy Baxter.