Change the World Wednesday – 23rd Jul

No photos to bore you with today.

Nothing really to update either;

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So let’s roll right along with this week’s CTWW.

This week Small has done a bunk.

She’s M.I.A.

Actually, I knew this was coming, just didn’t know when. She’s moving.

Good luck! I hate moving house.

So, the CTWW is continuing what we did last week. Click on the CTWW banner or visit my last week’s CTWW post.

This week my old cellphone gave up the ghost. I can’t complain, it was given to me, the same as my first cellphone. I have had 10 years of cost free cellphones.

I eventually got a new one on Monday.

Steam Punk Cellphone

Steam Punk Cellphone

Of course, it’s made of plastic. Only Steam Punk cellphones are made of steel.

I had looked around some shops and all they had were smartphones, I didn’t want a smartphone, I am smart enough to figure most things out.

I eventually found a kiosk selling such items in another department store I visited.

Simple, camera, music, sms, qwerty keys and it even makes phone calls. $129 (about US$55); it fitted the budget.

I expected it to come coddled in plastic and was pleased to find that it didn’t.

Only the battery was sealed in a small plastic bag, that and the rest was packed in a simple cardboard box.

Now, I have the problem. How to dispose of an old cellphone. It’s not repairable, it was too old when I got it; so that is not an option. I am looking now for a responsible way to dump it.

Not so easy when you live so far out of town. The velho oeste (Wild West) where I live is devoid of such niceties.

In the meantime, it RIPs with other PC bits and pieces in a box waiting a solution.

Perhaps the monitor repair chappy, knows. When I see him next, I’ll ask.

My new cellphone, Fire Orange…

So that’s my continuation of last week’s CTWW on plastics.

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6 responses to this post.

  1. I am not looking forward to when my current phone gives up as I don’t know where to recycle it. As long as it can make a call I can donate it but not working at all that’s another problem

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  2. Posted by Alex Jones on July 24, 2014 at 7:38 am

    In the UK there are plenty of outlets that take old cellphones and some even pay you for them, or offer a trade-in price.

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  3. Posted by smallftprints on July 29, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Hi AV – do you have electronic stores near you? Some will take old phones and recycle them. I tried doing a search for creative uses for non-working phones but, if the LCD light isn’t working … there really aren’t any options. Maybe … a paper weight. LOL!

    I have moved and now live on 2.5 acres of beautiful, forested land. This is a temporary move. We’ll move again once our small Eco-friendly house is built. 🙂 Until then, I’m just enjoying my life in the midst of nature!

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