Smartphones and Sustainability

Are Smartphones Sustainable?

Here at Orchard, we love smartphones. We love them so much that we don’t want to see any smartphone go to waste.

That’s why we buy, fix, and resell dozens of them every day. The sad truth, however, is that most cell phones don’t get this same level of TLC. All too often, a smartphone will end up in the garbage or junk drawer. The environmental impact is staggering.

If someone you know is getting a new cell phone and planning to throw out their old one, send them this infographic – it might just change their mind.



If the environmental impact isn’t enough to convince them not to throw their old phone in the trash and pick up a brand new one, remind them how much money doing the right thing can save them.

Selling a Used Phone

Even an older smartphone like the iPhone 5 can get you more than $100 in a sale. If you want to avoid the hassle of Craigslist or Kijiji, you can easily sell your cell phone with Orchard’s free app for iPhone or Android.

Buying a Used Phone

Finding a quality used smartphone for a fraction of new prices isn’t hard if you know where to look and what to look for.

If you want to try your luck with online classifieds, take a look at our comprehensive guide first. Or you could save yourself some trouble and head over to our shop.

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