How to make money from your old iPhone or Android device – instead of adding 5.3 billion in phone waste

According to experts, around 5.3 billion smartphones will be thrown away this year.

According to WEEE, many end up in drawers, cupboards or just get thrown out with the trash, even though they contain many valuable components.

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Smartphones contain pieces of gold, copper, silver and palladium, all of which are easily recyclable.

So if you have an old device lying around, think twice before throwing it away as there are several ways you can get some money back.

“As a nation of hoarders, millions of tech-savvy Brits will be contributing to the growing e-waste problem without realizing it,” said Ernest Doku, telecoms expert at Uswitch.com.

“To reduce e-waste, consider spring cleaning and making sure unused tech is either reused, resold, or disposed of sustainably.

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“If you change your handset, you should choose a refurbished model.

This saves you money and at the same time reduces the e-waste that is generated when buying a new smartphone.”

Trade in your smartphone

Many retailers and smartphone manufacturers encourage you to trade in your old smartphone and get some cash for your new device.

Apple is giving between £30 and £625 of credit towards a new iPhone purchase.

A basic iPhone 7 would get you £30 off.

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There are plenty of websites that will take your old phone off your hands for a few pounds.

It’s a good idea to shop around to see what they offer as it can vary greatly.

Here are a few worth checking out – they usually send you a case or box to ship away from your phone for free.

Read all terms and instructions carefully.

sell it yourself

If the phone still works, why not try selling it yourself?

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You can do this for free on Facebook Marketplace.

And when the phone doesn’t work, some people buy it on Ebay for parts.

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