Need a reason to Upcycle (donate) your old iPhone, iPad, or Laptop? Are these devices collecting dust? Is your 2009 laptop an unreliable doorstop? Do you think your shattered-screened iPhone is worthless? Here are the top 5 reasons why you should Upcycle your smartphones, tablets, laptops, or IOS devices for a good cause.
5. You want to make room in your junk drawer.
Does your desk look like itâ€™s growing tentacles of wires? Itâ€™s time to clean out your junk drawer. What? You have a bunch of old smartphones that have been sitting there since your whole family upgraded to the latest and greatest? Perfect! Upcycle them and choose a charity or cause to benefit. Think about it; the desk will be clean, the money can fund something important, and now you have a teaching moment with your kids about the importance of helping others without writing a check. (And bragging to the hippy neighbors about how “green” your family is becoming wonâ€™t hurt either.)
4. You are about to upgrade to the new iPhone 6 or latest Blackberry.
The average person upgrades to a new smartphone every 18 months. Last year 80 million iPhones were sold (and even more Android smartphones). That means if everyone who buys the iPhone 6 and Upcycles their iPhone 4 or 5 to charity, it could raise… wait gotta get my calculator… hmm… the numbers donâ€™t go that high. Letâ€™s just say there are a lot of zeros! Think about what that money could do for your favorite non-profit, school or organization!
3. You need to move on.
Hanging on to those old text messages from your ex? There is a reason they didnâ€™t carry over to your new phone. The Digital Gods are giving you a message… move on. Upcycle that phone! It will be therapeutic! You can do it! Think of the good it can do for your favorite charity. And donâ€™t worry about anyone else ever reading the remnants of your past love… all data is swiped and data destruction is 100% guaranteed!
2. You donâ€™t want our future generations to have 3 eyes.
Okay maybe 3 eyes are from some horror movie I watched recently, but the e-Waste health hazards that these devices create by polluting our environment is a REAL issue. Over 400,000 cellphones are thrown out EVERY DAY. Only 13% percent of those are recycled. The rest sit in landfills all around the world and seep cancer-causing toxins into the water and land. We can prevent that! Give that device an extra long life by Upcycling!
1. You want to make a difference.
All kidding aside, you truly can make a difference by Upcycling your outdated devices. Itâ€™s the free way to be green and help out a charity. Itâ€™s super easy. Whether itâ€™s just Upcycling online or starting an Upcycling fundraiser for that 5k youâ€™ve been training for. There is no cost, shipping is free, and itâ€™s 100% tax deductible. Join other well-known and reputable groups (The Jimmy Fund, Boy Scout councils across the country, Bacardi, etc.)Â and jump on the Upcycle bandwagon!
For more information go to www.causesinternational.com or give us a call (781) 444-8800.Â Start Upcycling today. Donâ€™t see your charity you want to donate to? Let us know and we will add it.