It seems as though some folks upgrade their cell phone every six months. For them, and for people who want to do the right thing with their genuinely worn out phone but don't have a lot of time, CNET reports there is now the EcoATM.
Just deposit your device in the free-standing machine and it will use cameras and other metrics to examine its condition. It then offers the customer a gift card or in-store credit toward a new phone. If the phone is broken or just hopelessly obsolete, it will offer customers the option of recycling it responsibly. They may even be rewarded for their eco-responsibility with a free cell phone case and the promise that EcoATM will plant a tree in that person's name.