By Chuong Nguyen | October 5, 2009 4:23 AM
In this article in our Living Green series, we take a look at cell phone recycling. A new ATM-like machine, called the ecoATM, was recently installed in an Omaha furniture store and took in twenty phones on its first day of operations. The concept behind the machine is to take in your old cell phone, scan it and analyze for wear and tear, and give you a print-out of how much your phone would be worth–you can redeem the print-out for store credit at the store register.
This is a really cool concept, especially for those who have phones laying around and don’t really care to take the time to re-sell them. This way, you can insert your old phone or older Windows Mobile device when you trade up for a Windows phone, do a little good for the earth and save money on your next purchase.
Would you recycle this way? I’d definitely love to see this at a Best Buy or Fry’s Electronics out here on the west coast.