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Why You Should Recycle Your Old Cell Phone

Of the more than 70 million cell phones purchased every year in the United States, only 10% are recycled. What happens to the rest? The vast majority of old smartphones are left to collect dust in drawers, serving no purpose whatsoever. Others are thrown away and end up in a garbage dump or are incinerated.

 

So where’s the problem? Well, discarded smartphones can cause lasting damage to soils, jeopardize biodiversity, and affect human health. In this article, we’ll look at the things you can do to give your old cell phone a second life.

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What’s The Impact Of Digital Pollution?

“If you look at its entire life cycle, just sending a 1-megabyte email is equivalent to using a 60-watt light bulb for 25 minutes (Françoise Berthoud, computer technician at the Gricad research center)

Belief in a “virtual” world is probably one of the biggest illusions of our time.The Internet is not intangible, and digital pollution is a very real thing. It’s very easy to forget that supporting Internet requires building and maintaining thousands of data centers to store information, miles of networks to carry it, and millions of computers, tablets, and smartphones to connect to them. Obviously, this comes with a cost.

But how big? And how can we make it smaller?

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Turning trash into treasure

We just had a great idea: what if you gave someone special precious metals from recycled phones for Valentine’s Day?

Not convinced? It’s really not that absurd when you realize that 7% of the world’s gold is in electronic waste. So if you want to do a little something for the planet while giving an original gift, we have what you need!

Back Market has teamed up with the brand Nowa and designer Eva Schreuder to launch G.Old, a jewelry collection created from recycled phones.

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What if we didn’t put any new stuff under the Christmas tree this year?

With Christmas not far away, everyone’s rushing around trying to find the perfect gift. The problem is, all this rampant consumption of millions of new products that have to be transported across the world has a huge impact on our planet. We’ve got a great idea to help you avoid over-spending and reduce your carbon footprint at Christmas: what about not buying any new products this year?

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Back Market Lab: test of the iPhone XS, an efficient update, but that’s it!

In 2017, Apple gave us with the iPhone X the update we were waiting for, and defined the design for all its new models. The iPhone XS and XS Max, the iPhone XR and even the more recent iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max have fallen into line without any surprises on the edgeless screen, better quality materials and Face ID technology. But while the appearance hasn’t changed a lot, each iteration has added quite a few new features. And this is definitely the case for the iPhone XS: good performance, better photos and a smaller ecological footprint. Something we can get our teeth into.

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iPhone XS and Samsung Galaxy S9: A Comparison

We all can agree that the iPhone XS and the Samsung Galaxy S9 represent the very best that Apple and Samsung, respectively, have to offer in 2018. Obviously, we wanted to make a head-to-head comparison between the two. Our verdict: The Samsung S9 offers better connectivity, longer battery life, and best audio quality, while the iPhone XS is more powerful and takes better photos. Aside from that, it’s all a matter of taste. Our comparison guide is here to help you choose.

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Back Market Lab: test of the iPhone 11 Pro, Apple’s Golden Boy

It’s no secret: Apple‘s sales have been down since the beginning of 2019, and the latest addition to the iPhone line is being hailed as its long-awaited savior. The competition has been redefining quality standards at every level, but the iPhone 11 is supposed to give Apple back its shine. It’s supposed to dazzle us as well. We tested it with just one question in mind: does the iPhone 11 Pro have what it takes to save Apple?

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