Cell Phone Recycling
Whatever allure or dread may be associated with cell phones, we keep buying them. About 96 percent of Americans own one, and they replace them every year. There are over five billion subscribers worldwide. As Nielsen, the world’s leading media ratings company, crassly reports, “more Africans have access to mobile phones than to clean drinking water" http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/global/mobile-phones-dominate-in-south-africa.The spread of cell phones ahead of drinking water is only one of the environmental issues raised by these developments.