Recycling: Old cell phones are a gold mine | DW English

Recycling: Old cell phones are a gold mine | DW English

Just about all Germans have three of four old mobile telephones lying about in a drawer somewhere. That’s more than 72 million cell phones country-wide. But simply throwing them away is what’s really wasteful.

The electronic elements of cell phones contain valuable materials such as copper, silver, gold and rare earth metals which can earn their owners good money! Germans can sell their old mobiles on the Internet portal “Wir kaufens”. The company that runs it, asgoodas, from Frankfurt-Oder receives more than 6000 cell phones a month. In the US and Britain, such opportunities have existed for a long time. Now the business is gaining momentum in Germany.

Read more: http://www.dw.com/en/old-cell-phones-find-new-owners/a-15350851

50 Comments

  1. tomppa jomppa on November 5, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    i can see my mobilephone up there



  2. The Unknown on November 5, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    99percent of ppl don’t know all electronics has gold in it



  3. jamessomying on November 5, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Oi! Where’s my phone gone?



  4. Benjamin Quni on November 5, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Omg



  5. Thierry Jacques De Roeck on November 5, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Amazing. Clever Germans.



  6. Ayaan Shaikh on November 5, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    save money



  7. Epic Channel on November 5, 2019 at 7:18 pm

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  8. Yoni Dave on November 5, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    BBC FYI HSBC CD dhjnvxdf



  9. Adrián Alcón Żurawka on November 5, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    If you like retro cell phones, you will like my channel 😉



  10. lee annie on November 5, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    how i contact recycling mobile in German ?



  11. John Wayne on November 5, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    I wanted to see the gold bars! Not the copper plates.



  12. Garth Algar on November 5, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    This is where Verizon’s replacement phone’s come from….?..!?lol



  13. bestsmach on November 5, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Siemens SL45i forever



  14. GRACE 7 on November 5, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    I was searching recycling cellphones and this pop-up!!!!



  15. Ezerio Auditore on November 5, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Mickey mouse



  16. Bank It on November 5, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Gold plated components… almost worthless.



  17. johneygd on November 5, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    Was this video incomplete, i was like , hey wtf, damnit.
    It’s a cool prcess, i suppose also the plastic will be recycled or sold to recycling plastic company’s as oil and plastic will be more scase each day.



  18. Ace Cupid Amor Griffin Reeves Ryden on November 5, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    copper



  19. randomchannel1 TM on November 5, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    0:18 Nokia 3310 spotted again 🙂



  20. Laura Anderson on November 5, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    i like the copper as well



  21. Rainy on November 5, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    recycling is so cool!!!



  22. Robert Smith on November 5, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    The US still does not do this very much, recycling equals Big Money, too! (Jan. 11, 2018)



  23. Issaq ahamed golam e jamal raja on November 5, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Kia ap mobile bod lenge



  24. jordan lucien on November 5, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    electricifying



  25. Kathy g Johnson on November 5, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    Phillips ISIS cell phone?



  26. Jason Hatt on November 5, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    1:24 Is his name Laser? (Lasor?) Or is that some kind of company?



  27. Wellboy Johnson on November 5, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Amazing!



  28. Filip Mac on November 5, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    some people don’t know some phones are rare and worth a lot of money



  29. 4UStreetfighter on November 5, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    How can I send my old phones from India? Is it possible?



  30. Retro phone show on November 5, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Great videos very interesting I have a YouTube channel called Retro phone Show thanks



  31. fenicks2 on November 5, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Aww, dirty work



  32. Elshen Osmanov on November 5, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻



  33. Dawid Rajzer on November 5, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    i see the nokia 3310



  34. Ace Cupid Amor Griffin Reeves Ryden on November 5, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    COPPERS



  35. Billy Kidd on November 5, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    All I KNOW is this is USA speak English not yourrrrrooowwwwwsssss



  36. Boris Petrov on November 5, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Yeah…. they made out of solid gold )



  37. Jason Hatt on November 5, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    I’m glad to hear these old phones can have a new life (either as someone else’s phone or as raw material then whatever from there)



  38. bash mogd on November 5, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    i ve seen this many time on sparkasse bank ,people throw their defect cell phones on boxes



  39. James L. on November 5, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Lots of good stuff



  40. WEST on November 5, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Well done Germany



  41. Paul the 2 mikolaj Sørensen on November 5, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    I actually found one of those old phones outside on the grass in a box . I was like what’s this? And then I open the box . I was like holy shit an old phone. But I am not giving it away. Because it’s mines! Mines only!! What am I? Gollum from fucking lord of the rings? Lol 😂



  42. Leroy Omo on November 5, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    I need more clue please.



  43. EbinBoi on November 5, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    I bet they have a backroom for nokia 3310 because they cannont destroy them. 😀



  44. murfee 123 on November 5, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    I have taken so many phones from recycling bins including a Moto z and galaxy s6 edge. And they were going to e waste (they both perfectly work)



  45. Andrew Howden on November 5, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    recycling!, last time I had a delivery I kept the box in the bedroom overnight to get rid of in the morning.
    I woke up about 3am to this stink of raw fish!, no it was the cardboard box disintegrating as everything is recyclable !



  46. Sad Alplwy on November 5, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    ال



  47. Vijay Singh on November 5, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Great, think we should have similar high tech plants in USA.



  48. Sam Samee on November 5, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    those sheets of copper are addictive to watch



  49. Checkerzzz gaming Hi on November 5, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    wow thanks



  50. Josemelito Paguirigan on November 5, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    solutions for.copper is convert them into radiator for cars