Why recycle your mobile phone well the simply answer is its easy money for you and the facts are that more than 80 million phones are discarded every year.
There are estimated to be 125 million redundant mobile phones sitting in desk drawers and attics gathering dust at any one time it is also estimated half of these are discarded in landfill sites.
Discarded mobile phones can leak toxic waste into river systems, contaminating agricultural land, they contain dangerous chemicals such as cadmium which can be highly carcinogenic;
They also can contain lead, nickel, mercury or lithium to name but a few dangerous metals;
Lead can also cause both liver and neurological problems; Many of these elements cannot decompose; Lithium, if it comes into contact with water, can cause fires in landfills;
Other health problems such as genetic or reproductive defects, nervous system problems can also be caused by these dangerous chemicals.