32% of discarded mobile phones still usable - NMHH
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Survey data shows that 32% of mobile phones are discarded by their users, while switching to a new one due to discounts, fashion trends or gifting, still function correctly, the National Media and Communications Authority (NMHH) said, according to a report by state news wire MTI.
The NMHH said that only 26% of mobile phones scrapped by their users were lost, became unrepairable or were totally outdated. Some 35% of abandoned phones needed fixing or a new battery, and were still in a repairable condition.
Some 15% of survey participants used second-hand mobile phones and 82% were using newly purchased devices. Among used mobile phones 53% were less than two years old, 85% were less than five years old.
One-quarter of users sold or gave away their old phones. Around 56% held on to their old devices, 10% submitted it for recycling and 3% threw it away as general waste.
NMHH's representative survey was conducted in 2021 and showed that 94% of Hungarians older than 14 use mobile phones.
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