Recycling old smartphones is not only good for the environment – it is a potentially lucrative business for e-waste companies in China

//Recycling old smartphones is not only good for the environment – it is a potentially lucrative business for e-waste companies in China

Recycling old smartphones is not only good for the environment – it is a potentially lucrative business for e-waste companies in China

Like many Chinese millennials, 24-year-old Lin Chenru likes to upgrade his mobile phone every couple of years – just don’t ask him where his old devices are.“I think they’re still in my room, but I don’t know exactly where,” Lin said. “I don’t throw away my old phones when I get a new one but as time goes by, I don’t pay much attention to it.”The reason Lin, and most consumers, hang on to retired phones is usually because there is still data stored on the old handset. “I keep them in case there…

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