- At the end of 2013, there were about 370 million idle or non-active devices. These can be gently-used smartphones, end of life basic phones, broken devices or any of them in between.
- In 2013, we estimate about 60 million mobile devices were collected via trade ins, sell backs, recycling events and more.
- The location for these recycling efforts could be at a carrier store, retail store, online recommerce, retail website, carrier website, electronic kiosk, eBay, Craigslist, recycling drive and more.
- New programs were launched in 2013--Microsoft, Apple and Walmart all unveiled new in-store buyback programs. In addition, Staples just announced a new program as well.
- This past year we saw several industry mandates put in place and others like the Device Renewal Forum take a leadership role in developing a set of common standards for renewed devices.
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