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July 10, 2020

By Admin

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - In That Order

We are all familiar with the moniker “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. Children as young as Kindergarten are taught this easy-to-remember phrase. Over time, though, the message has been watered down and lost its original meaning. It has become the favorite phrase for those trying to get people to recycle, whether it’s e-waste, paper, or aluminum cans. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle can be seen on recycling bins and posters all across the country.

But what about Reduce and Reuse? Why is society focusing so much on Recycle, when it is the third step in the chain? “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” is not just a catchy saying - it is a hierarchy of waste management. This is most important when it comes to electronic waste, which is now the fastest-growing domestic waste stream

Regarding cell phones and tablets in a corporate environment, it can be difficult to adhere to the “Reduce” part of the waste management hierarchy. It is especially hard in a Covid-19 world, since many employees are working remotely to stay safe and healthy so the demand for mobile electronics is growing. That’s where the next step comes in - “Reuse”. Rather than discarding mobile devices when someone leaves the company or upgrades to the newest model, companies can look into repurposing programs, which breathe new life into their gently-used mobile devices. By reusing their still-working corporate-owned phones and tablets, companies can not only reduce their carbon footprint but also reduce costs. 

e-Cycle offers customizable and affordable Repurposing and Repair programs, which allow our clients to not only realize the maximum inherent value of their gently-used corporate assets, but self-fund the program by responsibly recycling their end-of-life devices. By helping our customers to not only Recycle, but Reuse their mobile devices, we are doing our part to keep the Earth a greener place for future generations.


e-Cycle is the trusted wireless partner for many of the largest organizations in the world. As the first mobile recycling company to achieve e-Stewards certification, we adhere to the highest standards for environmental responsibility and worker health and safety. e-Cycle offers a simple, secure, environmentally responsible and profitable way for businesses to sell and recycle used mobile phones and tablets. Learn more at

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