Ecuador: 11 million unused cellphones

Posted on August 30, 2013 • Filed under: Ecuador

According to figures provided by the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC in Spanish), there are 26 million mobile phones in Ecuador that were imported from 2003 to 2012. Of those, 16 million are in use and about 11 million are unused.
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That is one of the reasons why the Ministry of Environment (MAE in Spanish) launched the National Integrated Solid Waste Management Program (PNGIDS in Spanish) in 2012, which set parameters about waste in the country, and since January of this year MAE proposed to recycle 2.5 cell phones per new device that is imported to the country. Read Article

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