Currently, it is estimated that there are about 1.25
billion phone users world-wide and this number is steadily
rising. Millions of old phones could potentially be
recycled annually, although it is estimated that fewer
than 5% are.
The content of phones varies from model to model, but
lends itself to recycling. Useful metal content can
be extracted from telecommunications equipment, (including
precious and semiprecious metals). Plastic elements
can be recovered and reformulated and reused in moldings
for various products.
data reflects that a reasonable average (weight
|Cu and compounds
|Nickel and compounds
|Zinc and compounds
|Silver and compounds
|Al, Sn, Pb, Au, Pd, Mn, etc.
||less than 1%
importantly, some phones and their accessories contain
substances that are amongst the 10 most dangerous known
to man including Cadmium, Rhodium, Palladium, Beryllium
and Lead Solder and most of this ends up in a landfill.
Intercon Solutions de-manufacturing methods are environmentally
safe and completely contained with no toxic byproducts
or unnecessary threats to worker safety. We completely
recycle all types of telecommunications equipment. We
separate the materials through manual labor. Our OSHA
trained employees use air hammers, screwdrivers, etc.,
to physically break down the electronic components to
their raw material state.
Contact us today to establish
"A Partnership in Green".
Still have questions about Telecommunications Equipment? Contact Intercon Solutions here.