What do you generally do with your old mobile phones?
It seems that people now change their mobile phones every 18 months in the US. And, as far as I can observed, we do the same thing here in Mauritius. This implies that most of us must have 1-2 old mobile phones in a cupboard somewhere. In many countries, there are myriads of organisations which collect old mobile phones to give them to poor people. Does anyone know if there are similar organisations in Mauritius?
As for the mobile phones which are broken (or really outdated), the solution in recycling. But, once more, living in Mauritius provides no joy: I’ve just noticed that we do not have any Nokia Care points in our island (unlike Algeria, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania and Tunisia.) Hey, BAI people, instead of wasting time and money on buying cars that cannot be used on our roads, build a Nokia Care point. It’s better for the environment.
Doesn’t Orange offer to collect all those phones?
If am not mistaken, customer care centers might be the collection points.
hmm, I usually keep my old mobile phone in some corner, just like I do for old stuff like first camera, first mp3 player LOL!
PS: Christina just reminded me that BAI has nothing to do with Nokia in Mauritius. But my joke about the DB9 was so cool in my opinion that I (finally) decided to leave what I wrote as I did. J’assume :-)
BAI maybe not, but HM Rawat, definitely. And the whole re-use idea would be even more important for computers, specially old pc’s in government schools. I’ve seen them littering around with good usable parts that could be reassembled into something really useful (Linux, Internet/Office).
Somebody gotta do it. Who? _______
I’ll blog on this important topic in a few days.
Hey BAI People >> LOL!!! You made me laugh man
Bai is for rawat and rawat owns nokia. According to formal logic,
B->R and R->N, Thus B->N :D
Regarding recycling of electronics, years to come m8
There is a flaw in your logic:
R1 owns BAI
R2 owns Nokia
R1 <> R2
=> BAI and Nokia are not owned by the same people :-)
Hmm, Therefore my statement is a fallacy :)
Well, I plan to keep my old mobile phones for my kids :) When they earn their own money, they can buy a better one. Or either way, just donate it to somebody needy. Throwing it away to the bin is not an option at all, in terms of ethical and environmental aspects.
Fred Farrow says
I agree the recycling of mobile phones is an absolute must they should never just be thrown away nokia recycling couldn’t be easier with pleanty of great deals on offer
You are raising a very valid question. I for one donate all my old mobiles to charities, whom I am sure sells them on to raise money for their cause. We all need to chip in when it comes to tackling consumerism and addressing green issues.
Perhaps there is a business model to explore in Mauritius? I mean, here in London, you have companies based on buying and recycling mobile phones. That’s all they do.
Maybe that’s prompt one reader of this blog to do that kind of business ;-)
Right now in 2018.
I got some broken phones and tablet and locked phones. Repairing it will cost almost the same as a new one.anyone have any idea where can i sell them for the cheapest price in mauritius?
Avinash Meetoo says
I would advise you to use something like Acheter Vender on Facebook. This is where your offer will gather more attention.