Mobile phones (or cellphones) are developing very fast, it almost seems that every time an advertisement comes on - it shows yet a new upgraded version of the phone that is in use. This applied to all brands. Now, once a new upgraded phone is acquired, the old superseded one needs to be disposed of.
Recycling programs specifically for phones have been around for a while. Around here, a recycling bag is included in the new phone box. However, it is not clear just how effective these recycling programs are.
So the question is, from a global perspective, are phone recycling programs keeping pace with the rate of phone upgrades?
By 'keeping pace', I am referring to for every phone that is upgraded, the superseded phone is recycled, rather than sent to landfill.