93% of British adults own a mobile phone and we upgrade them, on average, every 18 months. Can you even remember all the mobile phones you've had over the past few years? Your old Blackberry, your first iPhone, your next iPhone, that time you took a Samsung S7 or S8 for a spin. We're all clamouring for the newest features, splashing out on shiny new phones every time our contract is up and leaving a trail of dented, forgotten phones in our wake.
In Britain today there are millions of unwanted, unused mobile phones lurking in our junk drawers, cluttering our homes, or worse, sitting in e-waste dumps, polluting our environment and compromising our health. At some estimates there are 60 million unused phones in our homes. With phones becoming more advanced and resell prices rising, that means we're all ignoring a huge cash source - right under our noses.