Last month, the newest iPhone became available for purchase. According to Apple, in just three days more than 13 million units of their newest gadget had been sold around the world. It’s highly unlikely that 13 million individuals needed brand-new phones, but the culture of electronics encourages constant updates: Newer is better, and a better option is always right around the corner. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average phone is replaced every 18 months, and we don’t always think about what happens to technology once it’s out of our hands.

Source: Down to Earth: The impact of e-waste – Colorado Daily