Mazuma – United Kingdom
Until a couple of years ago, mobile phones typically used to end up in a drawer. Eventually, the drawers were bound to fill up and end up in a landfill.
Mazuma Mobile is an online mobile phone reuse and recycling service allowing consumers to unlock the cash value of their mobile phones, offering same day payments. Collected handsets are refurbished by an external partner where necessary and then sold to partners in emerging markets, insurance dealers and retailers in UK. Insurance companies in particular find them an economic way to replace lost, broken or stolen phones while discouraging fraud. The small proportion of phones that do not work are recycled for materials.
Similar services in Greece
Similar services to the ones Mazuma offers are provided in Greece by retailers of mobile phone devices. However, the variety of phone models accepted is still limited and in most cases, a necessary requirement is that the phone are still working.