- In 2014, there were almost 400 million idle devices in the hands of end users. This number is expected to increase to almost 475 million devices in 2019 at a CAGR of 3 percent.
- In 2014, a little over 80 million devices were recycled. The number of devices recycled in 2019 is expected to increase to over 175 million devices annually at a CAGR of 14 percent.
- Many end users tell us that the reason they have NOT use a buyback program in the past is around concern for the data and information on the device or they want to keep the phone as a backup.
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About the Author
Kate Pearce is Head of Mobility and a Sr. Strategist at Compass Intelligence where she manages consulting projects, conducts market research and develops content for the wireless industry, including in the areas of mobile devices, B2B segmentation/sizing, reuse and recycling, green/clean technology and other areas. She is also involved in specialized business and client development activities for the company.
Pearce is also the Editor-in-Chief of Bamboo Mobile (www.bamboo-mobile.com), an information hub designed as a resource for news and insight about mobile device reuse and recycling. Bamboo Mobile promotes device reuse and recycling as well as other sustainability efforts going on in the mobile industry. She has been quoted in major news and technology publications, including CBS News, New York Times, CNET, St. Louis Post Dispatch and Business Week.
Prior to joining Compass Intelligence, Pearce worked in management roles in corporate strategy and product development groups at Sprint PCS, Sprint Corporation and EMBARQ (now CenturyLink).