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Time to start recycling - we're sat on £13 billion worth of unused mobiles

The 'average' Brit has at least two unused mobile devices sat in their homes according to research from SellMyMobile.com.

According to figures provided by the mobile phone recycling price comparison website, there are almost 51 million Brits aged over 18 within the UK, and on average a recycled phone is worth £126 - so in total the number of unused mobiles that are lying about our homes is worth an estimated £13.27 billion!

Unused Mobile Phones

Marketing research company OnePoll were tasked with finding out about the UK’s mobile hoarding habits and found that 45-55 year olds are the biggest hoarders, with a 25 per cent admitting they own four devices or more.

Keir McConomy, ounder of SellMyMobile.com has said, "The value of mobile cash in the attic is increasing as people continue to trade-up to get the latest smartphones. While not all old devices will be the latest iPhone, if you have a few phones at home they could still be worth a decent amount when added up."

"It’s very easy to convert your old clutter into cash, so there’s no point sitting on phones if you’re not using them, as the value only depreciates over time. All good recyclers now provide instructions on how to quickly backup and wipe data from old handsets, so you can be confident your phone is being sold on safely."