100% of the materials in your phone can be recovered and used to make new products or generate energy. But, according to our latest study, only 9% of people recycle their old phones even though they’d be far better off recycled.
What’s that all about? Hanging on to your dear old handset? You’re not alone. Research shows about 44% of unused mobile devices are sitting around in the bottom of drawers.
Take our three steps to recycling and see how easy it is to give your old phone a new life.
3 simple steps to recycle your old phone
Get over your phone
Check first that a friend or family member doesn’t want your old handset.
If they don’t, it’s time to say goodbye.
Backup your memories
Backing up your Nokia is easy. Nokia Suite is free software that lets you organise, store and share all the stuff on your handset with your computer. Download Nokia Suite
Find your nearest recycling point
Okay, so you’ve backed up your old handset, you’ve removed the SIM and you’ve gathered any unwanted chargers, accessories or batteries to recycle – now it’s time to find your nearest Nokia Care or a national recycling center where you can take the equipment for recycling. Locate your nearest recycling point
We have set around 1300+ recycling points in India to drop off your old phones and accessories of any brand for recycling. We work with carefully selected companies who recycle the phone and accessories we pass on to them. These companies are assessed on a regular basis to make sure they're doing things properly and that anything handed to them is recycled responsibly.
We support the concept of individual producer responsibility. In order for us to carry out our own responsibilities we need others in the value chain, like consumers and retailers, to commit to bring back obsolete mobile devices for responsible recycling. We started recycling in 2008 and since then we have recycled over 180 tons of phones and accessories.
Our take-back campaigns have run for more than a decade, working with environmental and non-governmental organizations such as World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) increasing consumer awareness in markets across the globe. Nokia works alongside its industry counterparts to help improving recycling standards.