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Germans reluctant to discard old smartphones - survey

Wednesday 27 November 2013 | 14:54 CET | News
Mobile phone users in Germany not only keep their old mobile phones for use in an emergency, but also because many are uncertain about the recycling process, according to a survey by the Imug Institute for the German institute for mobile information IZMF. Over one third (38%) of mobile phone owners claim to have kept their old phone, with the majority of these hoarding at least two old devices. The main reasons for holding onto old phones are for use in an emergency (63%) and uncertainty about the disposal process (62%).

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