Cell phones are everywhere. But what happens to the old ones after they've been replaced?
A detailed article titled The Afterlife of Cell Phones in the New York Times explains a lot. Also a video and site called The Secret Life of Cell Phones is also quite informative.
This is a big problem in our gadget-obsessed society because everyone wants the latest one as a status symbol without thinking about the consequences. People have to find ways to feel good about themselves other than buying everything.