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Properly Recycling Your Old Device

January 06, 2015 1 min read




Trading up your old smartphone for that new iPhone or Galaxy?  Awesome.  Not only do we have a case for you, we also have a short write up on how you can properly recycle your old device, and pretty easily as well.

Each year the world has around 50 million tons of e-waste (electronic waste) that has to be dealt with. Unfortunately, much of it ends up on African shores, but here’s how you can properly recycle your device and be globally conscious:


  • Take it to Good Will. Good Will takes in old devices to be sold to those who cannot afford brand new devices. Reusing your device could help more than you can possibly imagine.
  • Drop it off at your local Best Buy. Best Buy offers recycling for everything from DVD players to smartphones, even TVs. The best rule of thumb for them is ‘if you can carry it in, they’ll take it’.
  • Donate it to your little cousin/nephew/niece!


If you’re worried that someone may steal your data, have no fear! Simply google search how to wipe your phone clean and you’ll be good to go. It’s much easier and quicker than you think, but varies with each different phone on the market so just check YouTube for your correct process!

That’s all it takes to practice sustainability and be globally conscious, and you’ll feel great doing so! :)

Hold Your Phone with Your Left Hand?

Do you HOLD your phone with your left hand?  If so, you'll want to request a LEFTY Loopy!  It's no problem because we make them, too! :)

In short, the hand that grabs your phone (most of the time) is the orientation you want for your Loopy Case.

All Loopy Cases are righties by default.  If you'd like a left-handed Loopy, please choose Lefty in the drop-down menu!  Returning Lefty customers: We now use this new drop-down system and no longer use cart order notes for Lefty noting as of summer 2020! :)

Additional Info:

Having trouble deciding?  Simply answer this question: which hand do you hold your phone with MOST of the time? If the left hand, please request a LEFTY model via the instructions above. If the right hand, no note is needed since this is the default orientation for Loopy :)

Can I still use my phone with my right hand if I get a lefty model?  Absolutely. Most of us here at Loopy HQ use our cases with both hands with EASE. Our loops are made to be comfortable and versatile for use with both of your hands. The loop angle is simply there to give you maximum comfort with your dominant hand, but does not hinder your ability to use it with the other.