Despite growth and widespread accessibility of recycling programs, 62 percent of Americans still admit to throwing away recyclable items. You can take a cue from these kiddos – recycle your gadgets and help protect our planet.
According to a recent survey from ecoATM, Inc. of the 62 percent of Americans who admit to tossing items that could be recycled, here are the most common:
- Batteries (44 percent)
- Clothes (38 percent)
- Ink Cartridges (24 percent)
- Coins (6 percent)
- Cell phones (8 percent)
The survey was conducted by Edelman Berland between March 15-18, 2015, and polled 1,000 general consumers in the U.S. The survey findings were released Wednesday, April, 22.
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ecoATM asked some of its youngest fans specifically about e-Waste. When asked what will happen if the bad things in phones end up in a landfill, the kids replied:
- It could explode
- It might make an earthquake
- If the chemicals get in the ground or the water it could make some animals sick; especially worms – #SaveTheWorms!
To help keep e-Waste out of landfills, ecoATM kiosks offer instant cash for over 5,500 types of cell phones, tablets and MP3 players at the 1,890 kiosks nationwide and have recycled more than four million devices to date, says the company.
ecoATM, an Outerwall Inc. (Nasdaq: OUTR) brand, creates an automated self-serve kiosk system to buy back old phones, tablets or MP3 players for cash.