We have an idea, when recycling our electronics, that they are being torn apart for gold, silver, rare earth magnets, but never that they will simply be used by other buyers. This highlights a problem which the show will discuss in future weeks, about needing to wipe all of your personal data before an electronic device leaves your possession. In this case, around 20% of devices due to be recycled through GEEP in Canada, were still in use. Another highlight here is that your recycled phone may be good enough for others to re-use.

Apple has filed a lawsuit against its former contractor GEEP Canada for allegedly reselling over 100,000 iPhones, iPads and Watches that were supposed to be disassembled and recycled.

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