Number of the Day: 18


18 -- the average lifespan, in months, of a cell phone in the US, according to Earthworks' Recycle My Cell Phone. At that rate, 130 million cell phones are added to the waste stream in the US every year. Worldwide, according to CNN (and noted here on TreeHugger), global mobile phone use will top 3.25 billion users in 2007. Yikes.

Check out the Call2Recycle for more on proper cell phone recycling, and dig in to TreeHugger's How to Green Your Electronics Guide to learn more about staying plugged in without dirtying the planet.

Tags: Electronics | E-Waste | Green Stats

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