Cell phones are a very common part of today’s world. Because they are becoming so common, it is extremely important to be careful and make sure that the use of mobile phone technology is not causing unnecessary damage to the environment. There are many steps that can be taken to help protect the environment in regards to cell phone usage.
One of the most basic ways to help the environment is to recycle your old phone. Many cell phone companies offer phone upgrades at least every two years, if not sooner, and phones are often replaced when they become damaged. Whenever you have a phone that you do not need anymore, recycling the phone is a great way to help the environment, and could even mean some money in your pocket. There are websites and services available that will give you a quote as to how much your phone is worth if you resell it. This is a much better alternative to just throwing the old phone away.
Mobile phones use energy, but you can help cut down on the total energy your phone uses. There are many websites to check different type of phones and other mobile products to find out which model uses the least amount of energy. This allows you to make informed, environmentally friendly decisions before making a purchase. Another great option is to adjust your phone settings to use less energy. Doing things like lowering the brightness of the phone can help reduce energy used and can help the battery last longer.
It may come as a surprise, but there are many apps available for smartphones that help make the phone more environmentally friendly. Some apps offer green tips that are applicable in all areas of life. Others offer reviews on businesses and products to tell just how environmentally friendly they are. Investigating green apps is a great way to expand your efforts in making your cell phone more green.
Another way to make a green decision in regards to your cell phone is to make sure you use cell phone providers that share your values when it comes to the environment. Do some research on competing brands, Contact directly to customer service number, and find out which ones have made strong efforts to be environmentally friendly. By supporting these businesses, you are supporting their green choices.
Another great way to reward businesses is to find out which companies donate money to charity. Many businesses have at least one charity they frequently donate to, and doing some research and finding a company that actively donates to an environmental group is a great way to ensure you’re supporting a green company. By using one of these businesses for your cell phone needs, you are also providing funds to an environmental group, which is a great way to further make a positive impact on the environment. Also, be on the lookout for companies that have taken environmentally friendly actions, such as cutting overall energy usage.
Written By Mike, Catch me @thetechlegend