Earth Day: Buy a Pre-owned Phone to Reduce E-Waste
At Gen Mobile, our mission is to bridge the digital divide by helping people stay affordably connected. One of the ways we do that is by promoting sustainability with our affordable pre-owned phones. Not only do they save money, but they also help save the environment.
Why Choosing a Used or Pre-owned Phone Can Benefit the Environment
On Earth Day, and every day, we hope everyone is willing to work toward our green future. Here are some of the ways choosing a pre-owned phone from Gen Mobile can benefit the environment:
Reduce e-waste: Electronic waste, or e-waste, is one of the many contributing factors to climate change. Pre-owned phones reduce the number of devices produced and disposed of. So instead of buying a new phone, purchase a gently used and pre-owned Samsung Galaxy or Apple iPhone that’s more affordable and still in great condition.
Lower energy consumption: Wireless internet connections use much less energy than traditional methods. And moving to renewable energy sources to power data centers and other internet infrastructure reduces our reliance on fossil fuels. Plus, pre-owned phones reduce the energy needed to produce new devices.
Save trees with online billing: Paying online bills with your pre-owned smartphone reduces paper waste and lowers your carbon footprint. Paperless billing eliminates paper usage and saves trees. Plus, it’s more convenient and cost-effective with Gen Mobile’s unlimited data plans.
Reduce your carbon footprint digitally: Your carbon footprint is the number of carbon compounds emitted due to the consumption of fossil fuel. Digital communications reduce the need to travel, which is a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions. Video messaging, phone calls, and chats eliminate the need for travel and reduce your carbon footprint while keeping you connected.