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August 11, 2011

Green Your Cell Phone: Don't Trash It

Phones in trash Are cell phones taking over our lives? Sometimes it seems like it. But you can wrangle back some control by keeping your phone use as green as possible. This week’s tips tell you how.

Tip #4: Make it last.

Though certain companies are expert at making people really, really want the latest model of their "sexy" phone, don’t fall for the shtick. Sure, seeing images in a resolution slightly higher than you already do would be nice. But is it really worth all the unseen damage that e-waste does? Instead, take care to make your trusty phone last as long as possible. When it truly is kaput, dispose of it properly and save the accessories for future use.

Tell us: How do you make your phone last longer? What do you do with old phones?

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