Survey: Only 3% of people recycle their phones

Nokia released some surprising results of a global survey on recycling mobile phones. The survey found that a very low number of consumers recycle their phones and most are unaware that they can do so. Only three percent of people recycle their mobile phones and three out of four people are not aware they can recycle their mobile phone.

The survey, which is based on interviews with 6,500 people in 13 countries, found that people on average have owned around five phones. Though only 3 percent of those surveyed said they recycled their phones, only 4 percent said they throw them away. The majority (44 percent) said that the phones are at home and simply not being used. Others (16 percent) say that they pass their old phones to other family members or friends and 16 percent say they sell their used phones.

For more:
- see this press release

FREE DAILY NEWSLETTER

Like this story? Subscribe to FierceWireless!

The Wireless industry is an ever-changing world where big ideas come along daily. Our subscribers rely on FierceWireless as their must-read source for the latest news, analysis and data on this increasingly competitive marketplace. Sign up today to get wireless news and updates delivered to your inbox and read on the go.