e-Cycle LLC (www.e-Cycle.com) announced today that it will host a booth at the Macworld Expo January 27-29 in San Francisco, offering attendees the opportunity to sell their used iPhones while ensuring their private data is not compromised. e-Cycle buyback representatives will assess the value of each iPhone (including damaged devices) and write checks for the market value amount. Data security experts will provide same-day data deletion for each iPhone purchased.
“We estimate that there are approximately nine million iPhones retired for newer devices each year, and we expect that number to grow considerably within the next two years,” said e-Cycle President and CEO Chris Irion. “Of the estimated 140 million mobile phones discarded in the U.S., only about 10% are recycled. But nearly 50% of these devices still have a resale value. e-Cycle hopes to spread the ‘reuse and recycle’ message to Macworld attendees. Selling your cell phones is good for your bank account and great for the environment.”
The company’s booth number at the Expo is #651. e-Cycle is the market share leader in wireless buyback and recycling services for Fortune 500 companies and is the industry leader in mobile data security. The company recently launched a consumer division solely dedicated to purchasing used iPhones and iPads® through an online buyback tool available on the company’s Web site. In 2010, the Inc. 500|5000 ranked e-Cycle the eighth fastest growing environmental services company in the U.S.
e-Cycle helps organizations and individuals take a more responsible, secure and cost-effective approach to cell phone recycling. e-Cycle buys used mobile phones that still retain value and recycles all others at no charge at an EPA-registered facility. The information on every phone is either deleted or destroyed through the industry’s most rigorous mobile data security measures.
e-Cycle’s client list includes 15 of the Fortune 20 and the company provides green business solutions to financial institutions, manufacturers, healthcare organizations, wireless and telecommunications providers, transportation companies, educational institutions, and public-sector agencies, among others. e-Cycle is also an official cell phone recycling partner of Verizon Wireless and assists their clients with wireless recycling and data security needs.