When cell phones are improperly disposed of and end up in landfills it can cause damaging effects to the environment and our health. Cell phones contain harmful toxins including lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, chlorine and bromine.
If disposed of in landfills these toxins can be absorbed into the air, ground and water supply and over time cause harmful effects to the ecosystem and the environment. This creates very serious potential threats to the health of animals, humans and the wider environment so it’s important we do something about it.
In this infographic from SellCell, learn what happens to your cell phone when it is recycled.