Do your part by choosing the right phone for you and keeping it longer. Follow the manufacturers’ instructions for charging your battery to extend its life. Then, donate your phone to extend its life even further.
Donating old phones gives people and organizations who could not otherwise afford a phone, free or low cost alternatives. Many carriers, charities, phone manufacturers, and electronic recyclers allow you to donate working cell phones.
Don’t throw your phone in the garbage. Phones contain metals, plastics, chemicals, and other hazardous materials, which can harm the environment if not disposed of properly.