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Gizmogrind makes selling your electronics easy!

Selling your used phone should be simple. Instead of selling your devices on classifieds and trade-in programs that offer store credit, use Gizmogrind. Gizmogrind routinely pays up to 2 times the trade-in value compared to Apple or your carrier.

Our well-researched blog keeps you informed about everything smartphone and tech related.

Our blog content focuses on statistical trends in the smartphone market, e-waste methods and ways to mitigate its harms to our planet. It includes informative insider how-to tips and tricks to get the most out of your devices for less pinch to your pocket.

Feel free to reach out to our press contacts below if you have questions about anything related to recycling or selling used mobile phones. We can also help you out with information related to data security measures that should be taken before trading in or recycling your phone.

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Electronics Waste and Recycling Facts and Statistics
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On the news…
CTV News Toronto
Old Electronic Devices May Still Have Value
CTV Reviews GizmoGrind as a trade-in option
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CBC Canada
GizmoGrind Payst for Software That Overwrites the Data on Used Phones a Number of Times Making Sure the Old Personal Information Can’t Be Accessed
We chime in on the sensitive topic of Data Security with CBC News
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Centennial College News Toronto
Putting his business skills to work: Ahmed Bafagih creates his own business with GizmoGrind
Centennial sits down with the founder for a 1 on 1
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Electronics and Cell Phone Recycling Facts & Statistics
? Number of cell phones globally In excess of 6.9 billion
? Global electronics waste generated In excess of 6.9 billion
? Mobile phone time before replacement (U.S) 2.4 years (2020)
? Ways to reuse an old mobile phone Alarm clock
Security camera
Baby monitor
Reading device
Media player
? Many cell phone providers recycle phones
? Landlines are on their way out In 2019, only 59.7% of US households had landlines. 63% of Canadian households have a landline (2017 data).
? Heaps of phones are being tossed out In excess of 6.9 billion
? Right to repair Manufacturers make it difficult to repair devices like mobile phones. However, the right to repair movement is growing. A great resource for thousands of manuals and guides on repairing a wide variety of mobile phones and electronic devices is iFixit.
? Recycling creates jobs Recycling creates skilled jobs and creates opportunities for communities around the world.
? Number of cell phones globally Just because an electronic device is used doesn’t mean that it isn’t any good. Devices can be reused and sent overseas to provide low-cost access to technology.
? Donated smartphones can help people with sight disabilities Instead of letting smartphones gather dust, organizations like the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) accept smartphone donations. These phones are given to those with vision disabilities who don’t have access to smartphones. These phones can help them to do tasks like take their medication safely, recognize faces, find their way through unfamiliar places, or even read greeting cards.
? E-waste is valuable The value of the raw materials contained in e-waste in 2019 was estimated to be worth about $57 billion USD. In the News
Environmental Impact Facts and Statistics
? 43.7 million metric tons of e-waste is likely mishandled by dumping or traded/recycled in a non-environmentally friendly manner.
? What’s in e-Waste E-waste contains toxic substances such as mercury, brominated flame retardants, chlorofluorocarbons, and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). These substances are harmful to humans and animals.
? E-waste can contribute to global warming If electronic devices aren’t recycled, new material must be mined and processed. This results in increased emissions. In addition, some equipment like fridges contain gases that act as greenhouse gases and contribute to global warming.
? Mining has wildlife impacts Illegal mining for tin, gold, diamond, and coltan has contributed to the decline in the population of the Eastern Lowland Gorilla in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.