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Trash Trail

Compared to your current smartphone, the old 2G phone in your drawer is more toxic when incinerated, and more precious when recycled. We only recycle 6000 phones a year. Instead we trash some half a million phones every year. #Trashtrail tallies the environmental costs of not recycling our phones.
Trash Trail

Trash Trail - S1E4: Mobile Phones

13 Feb 2017 07:30pm
Compared to your current smartphone, the old 2G phone in your drawer is more toxic when incinerated, and more precious when recycled. We only recycle 6000 phones a year. Instead we trash some half a million phones every year. #Trashtrail tallies the environmental costs of not recycling our phones.

Trash Trail

About the show:

What happens to all the waste we discard? Not everything lands up in the incinerator. Stuff like our mobile phones, refrigerators, e-waste or clothes? We imagine them being reused or recycled. But that's one side of the story. Presenter Jason Godfrey is on a mission to find out where our trash goes.

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