Due to the rapid arrival of new mobile phones worldwide, the number of unused smartphones is constantly increasing.
According to an online survey, in 27 countries, the number of unused Smartphones in households is more than 138 Blue Whales. The weight of a blue whale is 173 tons.
- Last Updated:November 18, 2020, 12:10 PM IST
This is the price of these unused smartphones
The online survey covers electronic ‘store rebuy’ and 27 countries. It has been found in the survey that it is very difficult for many people to locate the old phone. The average per capita mobile usage in Sweden is 1.3. This shows that more than the number of people in Sweden are lying in unused mobile homes. However, even if there is no cost for unused mobiles at home, according to the survey, the value of these mobiles lying idle in 27 countries is 1.9 billion euros.
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According to the online survey, 49 percent of the people in Denmark sell and gift mobiles the most. After this, 41 percent of people in France and Poland sell mobile and gift it to their relatives. Let us know that the weight of these unused mobiles in 27 countries is 23,964 tons, which is equal to the weight of 54 Boeing 747-8 airplanes. A Boeing 747-8 weighs 442 tonnes. At the same time, the weight of these unused mobile phones is more than 138 blue whales. A whale weighs 173 tons.
Smartphone shopping on these occasions
Now ‘Black Friday’ sale is going to be held in America. Also, ‘Christmas Day’ is also near. On these two occasions people will buy electronic items with great discounts and offers, due to which the number of unused mobiles will increase again. In the last decade, sales of electronic items such as new smartphones, e-readers, tablets and game consoles have been recorded on both these occasions. During this time people stopped using their old mobile phones. At the same time, reBuy CEO Phillip Gatner said that with these figures we want to make people aware of e-waste.