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How to Recycle E-Waste: Emulate Nokia

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Susan Fourtané
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Re: Re : How to Recycle E-Waste: Emulate Nokia
Susan Fourtané   4/8/2013 2:10:29 AM
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tirlapur, 

"Many times users discard their cellphones because they want to upgrade their existing cellphones. Such handsets instead of being recycled can be distributed to people who cannot afford to buy cellphones."

That's an excellent idea. Many of those people discard their phones after a year when they upgrade, and don't bother to sell their old phones. If those devices could be distributed, or even sold at a very low-price it would be great. And it would be a way of recycling as well. 

-Susan

SP
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SP   4/4/2013 2:22:44 AM
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quite agree with the point that mfr must ensure or atleast have major share in ensuring that e-waste manufactured by them get recycled in a responsible manner. Its very important in countries like India where socially many people dont know the difference between ewaste,organic waste and dry waste.

Ariella
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Ariella   4/3/2013 6:12:20 PM
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@tiralpur there are some cell phone recycling programs available. See http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/materials/ecycling/donate.htm

Daryl
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Re: Kudos to Nokia
Daryl   4/3/2013 2:54:57 PM
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Really couldn't care less about the global warming canard but recycling material is the responsibility of both the manufacturer and consumer.  The consumer is not paying the true cost of the device since the recycling costs are not included in the unit price.  The manufacturer (like Nokia) should implement a recycling program that the consumer must utilize. 

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Re: Kudos to Nokia
SP   4/3/2013 2:26:44 PM
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Definitely kudos to Nokia for this initiative. Its important for these companies to do e-waste recyclying in countries like India where E-waste or recycling is a new term. People still mix e-waste with other waste leading to lots of problem. If the process for handling waste especially ewaste is set correctly everyone would like to follow it.

tirlapur
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tirlapur   4/3/2013 2:58:39 AM
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Kudos to Nokia for this honesty and integrity of recycling their own products.

@_hm, I totally agree with you. Nokia has done a great job by recycling their own products but unfortunately the sales of Nokia is going down in India. I really hope companies like Samsung/Micromax will take lesson from Nokia and will start recycling their own products.

tirlapur
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Re : How to Recycle E-Waste: Emulate Nokia
tirlapur   4/3/2013 2:54:01 AM
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More than 130 million cellphones are thrown away every year in the US.

Many times users discard their cellphones because they want to upgrade their existing cellphones. Such handsets instead of being recycled can be distributed to people who cannot afford to buy cellphones.

_hm
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Kudos to Nokia
_hm   4/2/2013 7:37:40 PM
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Kudos to Nokia for this honesty and integrity of recycling their own products.

Can Nokia upgrade firmware of their products to prolong life of phone and recyle 100% with no additional cost to green house?

Also, hardware for mobile is saturated in some sense. Can Nokia also possibly upgrade hardware for mobile to further extend life of devices?

 



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