Lithium-ion Batteries Cause Old Cell Phones to Explode in Garbage Trucks and Dumps

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We’re all familiar with the life span of a cell phone. Thanks to two-year contracts and exciting new phones, we eagerly replace old ones and toss them. The problem is the lithium-ion batteries in these disposed-of cell phones are causing them to explode once they land in garbage trucks and garbage dumps. The Situation It can be hard to figure out what to do with old cell phones. Some people save them just in case they made need them someday, others give them away or resell them, some trade them in for newer models, and others simply drop them in

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