Apple owners are biggest recyclers (recycling 13.8% more devices than Samsung users)

SellCell, an U.S. phone and tech buyback site, has released a report showing  which Americans are best at recycling old tech by age, gender, and state. It found that Apple owners lead the way as the biggest recyclers, recycling 13.8% more devices than Samsung users.

Apple devices account for over 47.7% of all recycled tech, with Samsung devices trailing behind at 33.9%. This means Americans with old iPhones, iPads, Macs, and even AirPods, are recycling their old Apple tech. This 50% will largely be driven by environmentally friendly Apple users who sell iPhones ahead of a new iPhone launch, according to SellCell.

Other key points of the SellCell report:

° Millennials recycle the most old tech, accounting for 55.5% of Americans who recycle (trade-in) their old or unwanted devices.

° Males sell more old tech than females, despite females being statistically more predisposed to pro-environmental attitudes.

° California is significantly more active in recycling old tech. Californians account for an average of 20.5% of all devices recycled, which is over one fifth of devices recycled across the entire U.S.

° Millennials lead the way by a longshot in recycling their tech, making up over 50% of US tech recyclers.

° Of all the tech devices recycled through SellCell, those born between 1981-1996 clearly recycle the highest number. This age group accounts for 55.5% of all tech devices sold via the SellCell website.

° Men are the forerunners when it comes to the gender of SellCell recyclers, making up almost two-thirds of recyclers.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.