Archive for August, 2018

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August

Recyclable Accessories

Gadget AccessoriesAccessories are a huge contributor to the e-waste issue; with the sale of millions of phones, laptops and games consoles comes the sale of chargers, remotes and controllers.

Accessories

While mobile phones remain quite bad for the environment, their accessories aren’t much better. Phone chargers are available pretty much anywhere; from Tesco to Primark. They don’t last very long (less than the lifespan of the phone) and we often lose them; needless to mention the plastic coating on the cable and the plug socket, they just aren’t good for the environment.

A Fresh Idea

Introducing nimble, a company who has launched a range of sustainable mobile accessories! Now we know what you’re thinking already, it’s not like the potato experiment from science at school where you powered a mini lightbulb with some crocodile clips and a spud.

This company have launched accessories including wireless charging packs and travel kits! If only we’d done that at school.

Plastic

Now don’t be fooled, the design will still look and feel like plastic; that’s because it is, it’s been designed using a plant-based bioplastic along with PET from recycled plastic bottles and recyclable aluminium.

Alongside this even the USB cables are BPA and PVC free, so when you’re finished with it, you can recycle it efficiently.

Packaging

Usually, brands fall flat at the final hurdle, yet Nimble have even ensured the packaging is eco, featuring 100% recycled scrap paper without any ink or colour to ensure it can be recycled when it’s done its job.

The brand itself is determined to be e-waste neutral by 2022; despite their green promises, the brand is relatively fair on pricing. It’s not as cheap as buying your Tesco or Primark chargers but it is cheaper than apple or your other top brands.

Our Verdict

It’s great to see brands taking responsibility for the recycling of its gadgets, the problem always seems so removed from those actually creating the products. Although these types of gadgets will still need to be recycled by companies like us here at Cash In Your Gadgets; it will mean the product won’t need to be disposed of in a way that minimises the damage to the environment. There eventually won’t be any damage.

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August

Recycle an Old Phone and Other Gadgets

Gadget Recycling

Recycling is something that is changing every aspect of our lives. From stopping us from using plastic bags at the supermarket to encouraging us to use a more eco-friendly method of transferring our shopping back to our cars.

Unfortunately, gadgets can’t be stuck in your green recycling bin, they require specialist recyclers like Cash In Your Gadgets who know how to strip components, re-use parts and utilise working devices.

If your planning to recycle your old laptop, recycle your old mobile or any other device which holds personal data we recommend wiping the device and restoring it to factory settings. You’ll need to remove your accounts to ensure when we receive a phone we can access it!

If you’re recycling your laptop we recommend wiping your hard drive, removing all of your personal documents prior to sending it to us. This will ensure you don’t forget a document you wanted and regret not wiping it before it’s out of your hands. We wipe all devices when we receive them to ensure any data you accidentally leave on your device never leaves our offices.

If you were to throw your old electronics and gadgets into your green bin, or even your black bin; there’s no way of guaranteeing your data is safe. With the EU going crazy over GDPR it’s vital our customers or potential customers know the dangers of throwing tech gadgets away rather than recycling them.

If you’d like to recycle any of your gadgets, either get in touch or visit www.cashinyourgadgets.co.uk to ensure your data is wiped rather than exposed.