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Year in Review: The Most Recycled Phones of 2023

Welcome to Compare and Recycle’s Year in Review! Every year thousands of phones get recycled through our comparison, and as the new year kicked off, we decided to wrap up the numbers to share the most impressive highlights and reveal the UK’s most recycled phone of 2023. Keep reading to find out which phones made the list!

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Best Sustainable Phones 2024

Some mobile phone manufacturers are trying to offer more sustainable phones that are less detrimental to the environment, so it’s time to highlight these few ethically-minded options on the market.

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How Much Can I Sell My Samsung Galaxy For?

There’s absolutely one thing that you should do before upgrading to one of the new Galaxy S24 smartphones and that is finding the best price to sell your current Samsung phone. Let’s find out just how much you can sell your Samsung Galaxy S23, S22, S21, S20 or S10 for.

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How to Free Up Storage on Your iPhone or Android

We all know that our phone storage is limited and sometimes it can fill up pretty quickly. This is a common issue when you want to take a photo or download a new app. But how do you free up storage on your iPhone or Android? We’ve put together a few tips for you.

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When is the Best Time to Buy a New Mobile Phone?

Getting a new phone while saving money can be challenging, but there are specific times throughout the year when we can seize the best deals.

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The E-waste Eating Bacteria Want a Bite of Your Old Phone

The current methods to recycle electronics have become obsolete and more sustainable techniques are being developed with bioleaching paving the way toward circularity in electronics. Learn about the environmental advantages of bioleaching and how e-waste eating bacteria can recycle our phones.

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How Sustainable Are Refurbished Phones?

There's a lot going in the wrong direction with how new smartphones are currently made and with refurbished phones growing in popularity, are they a more eco-friendly alternative to a brand new phone?

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iPhone 14 Environmental Reports Reviewed

We've reviewed iPhone 14 environmental reports taking a critical look at the environmental impact of 2022 iPhones. How does it fair against last year's iPhone 13 series and did Apple manage to cut down on iPhone's lifetime carbon footprint?

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The iPhone 14 Series is Here and It's the Priciest iPhone Lineup Ever

The new iPhone 14 series is real. Apple showcased an impressive set of new products on September 7th, among which was the latest lineup of phones: iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

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Back To School: Best Phone For Kids 2023

These days, children will be looking for something modern that suits their needs and aptitude at using the latest technology. The youngest generations spend the most time browsing the internet on their phones, so as a parent you’ll want to purchase a device that enables them to embrace technology safely and effectively. Read on to find out our recommendations for the best first mobile phones for kids.

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The Most Believable iPhone 14 Rumours

Details about Apple’s September event have always been kept under wraps by officials until the moment Tim Cook steps on the stage, but industry’s gurus and analysts have shared their thoughts on how the iPhone 14 series will look like, what upgrades and refinements they will bring and most importantly how much it will cost to get one of iPhone 14 models.

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Phone Rental: Will You Save or Lose Money on a New Phone?

There are three ways you can get a phone these days: on a contract, buying outright or through renting it. But which one of these options isn't going to cost you a fortune? Let's find out!

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The Nothing Phone 1: Nothing Special for £399

Let’s take a look at a newcomer to the smartphone world - the Nothing Phone 1.

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What Is DPD Collection and How It Works?

We've launched collection service in partnership with DPD to offer our customers a quick and easy way to sell their devices. Learn how DPD collection works when you sell your device through Compare and Recycle.

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EU's Regulation Mandates a Single Universal Charger by 2024

At the moment, it is necessary to have individual charging cable for every gadget we own. However EU's new regulation aims to change that. Here's what the new requirement is about and what it means for electronics industry.

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What's In Store for iOS 16?

Apple has previewed iOS 16 features at WWDC event, however it won’t be available for download until September 2022. But while we wait it's a perfect time to go over what to expect from iOS 16 and which iPhones will enjoy the new software update.

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A Guide to Eco-Friendly Phone Cases

Looking for an eco-friendly case for your iPhone or Android? We’ve reviewed various phone case brands to find out what are the best eco-friendly phone cases and here are our six recommendations for ethical smartphone cases and where to buy them.

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Compare and Recycle Has a New Logo!

After months of hard work and constant refinements, it’s exciting to finally unveil our new logo. Take a look!

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Apple Environmental Report 2022: How Close Is Apple to Net Zero?

Apple has been on the journey to sustainability for more than a decade, and with the latest environmental report from Apple we take a look at the progress made to close the loop.

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iPhone SE 2022 Environmental Report Review

Recent Apple event has brought another iPhone into the Apple smartphone family - third generation iPhone SE and we’re curious how its green credentials compare to its predecessors and iPhone 13 flagship series.

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The Galaxy S22 Lineup: First Impressions, Software Support and More

Samsung’s Unpacked Event brought the new generation of Galaxy S lineup with three flagship models: The Galaxy S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra. Let's talk about what the latest Galaxy S flagships have to offer.

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