Because using an unlocked phone keeps you from having to buy a new phone every two years, you're less likely to toss it out and contribute to the global issue of e-waste.
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The Problem Of Electronic Waste
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The world's e-waste will probably grow to 72 million tons by 2017. 00:46
In many U.S. states, it's illegal to discard your used electronics. 01:40
Consumers can often sell their used electronics online, return them to the manufacturer, or recycle them at stores such as Best Buy and Whole Foods. 02:22
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