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5 Coolest Uses for Old Phones: From Upcycling to Arts


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, conservation, protection, recycling )

Cher
- 673 days ago - greenerideal.com
Have you ever wondered what to do with your old cell phone? Many people just toss them in the trash, but there are a lot more things to do with a retired phone than throwing it away. Here are just a few ideas.



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Barbara D. (82)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 8:19 am
We always take our phones to a womens shelter that gives them to the ladies for 911 calls.
 

Chris C. (152)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 9:23 am
What a great idea. I just LOVE that picture of the motorcycle.
 

Chris C. (152)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 9:26 am
I do not use a cell phone - well, not like normal people use them. I just don't want to be "available" to everyone or "found" when I want to remain unaccosted. Barbara D - glad you mentioned using a cell for 911. That's what I do. I have a tiny cellphone in my purse. I keep it charged in case I need to call 911!
 

Lady Kaira (1)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 9:34 am
cool ty
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 10:24 am
This is another example of what I find so disturbing about technology. I understand to a point the need for a phone (Chris C), but just consider the mounds of these things all over the world!
I bought 3 lay line phones my entire life. My cordless is 10 years old. How many cell phones has the average bought so far? Every time I turn around, I hear about another "updated phone". How much money are you willing to send a month to text, and play games?
 

Ro H. (0)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 10:35 am
ty
 

Joanne Dixon (40)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 1:00 pm
Allan, I'm definitely on your side of this one. I have bought one cell phone in my life, about 12-14 years ago, and it still does everything it ever did - granted that's not much, but it's all I need. And I don't pay monthly, I buy time up front very reasonably. If I ever do have a phone to dispose of, the women's center is where it will go, but I trust they won't hold their breath. (The motorcycle is cute, though.)
 

Christeen Anderson (568)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 1:03 pm
Innovative thinking. Thank you.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 2:11 pm
very artistic but is more junk to pollute the earth
I have only had two phones in 7 years and that was only because i put one in the washing machine Needless to say it did not work after I am not interested in keep changing gadgets The world seems to have a mania with them now and doesnt seem to care what all the throw away stuff causes

Noted thanks
 

Elizabeth M. (68)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 2:33 pm
Article read and noted. I am not quite that crafty. I send my old phones for recycling and a few have yet to be given to the Women's Shelter.
Thanks Cher.
 

Birgit W. (154)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 3:51 pm
Noted
 

Sherri O. (257)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 5:15 pm
Don't have a cell phone. Never wanted one.
 

Darcie Busch (0)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 5:29 pm
thank you for sharing
 

Sharon W. (4)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 5:33 pm
I have the same cell phone for almost ten years now, it works fine and its battery works for a week instead of for half a day like with these wimpy smartphones ;)
 

cynthia B. (245)
Monday March 25, 2013, 5:53 am
I only have a cell phone for a possible emergency Innovative ideas here tho
 

Sandi C. (217)
Monday March 25, 2013, 8:21 am
interesting ideas here.
 

Anna Undebeck (205)
Monday March 25, 2013, 11:16 am
Cool!!! Thanks
 

Gloria H. (88)
Monday March 25, 2013, 3:47 pm
boy am I behind the times! I have two push button landline phones. ..they still work.
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday March 25, 2013, 3:54 pm
my old phones go to cell phones for soldiers
 

Alice Maldonado (55)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 9:57 am
Thank you for the info.
 
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