News from ecoATM A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Nov 18, 2015, 08:00 ET
ecoATM survey finds that nearly 80 percent of respondents are hoping to receive a smartphone this holiday season, followed closely by a smartwatch (77 percent) and fitness band/tracker (70 percent)

'Tis the Season for Smartphones; From Wish Lists to Mobile Shopping, It's the Must-have Gadget

Like ornaments trimming a tree, smartphones are the decoration that adorn most people year-round. Nearly two-thirds of Americans already own a...

Sep 02, 2015, 06:00 ET
Device-specific How To Sell Your Phone guides outline 3 Simple Steps to protect your information and prepare your phone to earn top dollar.

ecoATM Unveils "How-to" Guides to Make the Phone Selling Process Easier

As rumors swirl about an iPhone® announcement on September 9, many are considering selling their old device to make way for a new one. Today...

May 27, 2015, 10:00 ET
Are tablets falling out of favor? A survey from ecoATM found nearly one in 10 tablet owners are no longer using their device

Are Tablets Falling Out of Favor?

Tablet shipments have been on a steady decline,[1] while tablet trade-ins are growing. ecoATM, Inc., the nationwide network of automated...

Apr 22, 2015, 14:51 ET
What gets thrown away that could be recycled?

#SaveTheWorms! Do Kids Know More About e-Waste Than You?

Despite growth and widespread accessibility of recycling programs, 62 percent of Americans still admit to throwing away recyclable items. Take a...

Apr 02, 2015, 10:00 ET

The Evolution of Earth Day: Recycling Becomes the Focus for April 22

 In 1970, Earth Day was originated to help save the environment from air and water pollution, but today, the celebration takes on a new...

Mar 26, 2015, 12:52 ET

ecoATM Offers Great Trade-in Values: Increases Cash Payouts for Samsung Galaxy S5 and iPhone 6 Prior to Galaxy S6 Launch

 Samsung's recently announced Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge will go on sale April 10, but will people upgrade? A recent survey, released by...

Feb 25, 2015, 11:00 ET

The Honorable Willie Brown, Jr. Joins ecoATM Advisory Board

ecoATM®, the nationwide network of automated electronics recycling kiosks, today announced that Mr. Willie Brown, Jr. has joined the company's...

Feb 12, 2015, 09:00 ET

Americans' Need for the Latest Technology Spurs Record-Breaking Smartphone Sales and Buyback Industry Growth

 The average American upgrades their mobile phone every 18 months[1], and, with top device manufacturers putting more devices in the hands of...

Jan 30, 2015, 11:00 ET
Doug Muldoon

ecoATM Names Doug Muldoon, Retired Chief of Police, as New Director of Law Enforcement Relations

 ecoATM, Inc., the company with a nationwide network of automated electronics recycling kiosks, today announced a new addition to its law...

Dec 12, 2014, 11:00 ET
ecoATM's new Barnes Canyon building

ecoATM Extends Commitment to San Diego's Innovation Economy with New Office and Additional Jobs

ecoATM, the nationwide network of automated electronics recycling kiosks, today unveiled its new environmentally friendly office space in Sorrento...

Dec 10, 2014, 10:00 ET
52% of consumers plan to reuse paper and ribbons from previous holidays.

Tis the Season to Cut Back on Waste: 20 Percent of Americans Will Forgo Wrapping Holiday Gifts

The most wonderful time of the year can often be one of the most wasteful as well. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)1,...

Nov 19, 2014, 10:00 ET

More Holiday Shoppers Will Shop In Store than Online this Season

 Many retailers plan to open their doors for Black Friday shoppers earlier this year, but according to a recent survey from ecoATM, the...

Oct 24, 2014, 09:00 ET
ecoATM - an automated e-waste recycling kiosk

Latin Business Association Honors ecoATM; Presented 2014 Green Business of the Year Award at 38th Annual LBA Sol Business Awards Gala

 ecoATM, the nationwide network of automated electronics recycling kiosks, announced today it received the 2014 Green Business of the Year...

Oct 13, 2014, 09:00 ET
ecoATM, the nationwide network of automated electronics recycling kiosks, releases consumer survey results; finds tablet owners interested in iPad upgrade seek longer battery life and lower price point (PRNewsFoto/ecoATM)

Tablet Owners Interested in iPad Upgrade Seek Longer Battery Life and Lower Price Point

 With the anticipated iPad® unveil this week, a new survey from ecoATM reveals what new features would motivate consumers to upgrade and...

Sep 04, 2014, 09:00 ET
ecoATM, the nationwide network of automated electronics recycling kiosks, today announced that it has collected more than three million phones, tablets and MP3 players. The most recycled devices in ecoATM’s history are the Apple iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. (PRNewsFoto/ecoATM)

Consumer Electronic Recycling on the Rise; ecoATM® Collects its Three Millionth Device

With the anticipated launch of the iPhone® 6 less than a week away, ecoATM® (, the nationwide network of automated...

May 21, 2014, 09:00 ET
ecoATM survey reveals younger U.S. mobile device owners hoard old smart phones and tablets (PRNewsFoto/ecoATM)

Younger U.S. Mobile Device Owners Hoard Old Smart Phones and Tablets, ecoATM® Survey Finds

Although most Americans know that a variety of items around the house, like clothes and jewelry, can quickly translate into cash, many don't...

Apr 09, 2014, 09:00 ET
ecoATM survey reveals less than half of device owners would consider recycling unwanted phones, tablets and MP3 players.  (PRNewsFoto/ecoATM)

The Modern Day Recycling Dilemma: How to Safely Sell or Recycle Unwanted Cell Phones and Tablets

While Americans are well educated on the benefits of recycling bottles, cans and paper, the same can't be said of electronic devices. The...

Jan 15, 2014, 09:00 ET
ecoATM, the nationwide network of automated electronics recycling kiosks, has officially recycled more than two million phones and devices in its four-year history. ecoATM's more than 800 kiosks, which are located in shopping malls and retailers, recycle consumer electronics and provide cash payments as an incentive for consumers to recycle.  (PRNewsFoto/ecoATM)

Americans Embracing Recycling for Phones and Electronics; ecoATM® Marks Two Million Devices Recycled

 On the heels of a holiday season in which one in three* Americans said they planned on giving electronics as gifts, ecoATM®...

May 29, 2013, 15:42 ET

ecoATM Turns Used Phones into Donations for OK Strong Fund

 ecoATM, the company that allows consumers to recycle used mobile phones, tablets, and MP3 players for cash, now allows the option for users to...

May 22, 2013, 13:22 ET

ecoATM Appoints Law Enforcement Advisory Board

In an effort to further refine the efficiency and process of collecting and recycling used electronics and better serve law enforcement agencies to...