The entrepreneurs behind ecoATM say their kiosks — four of which were installed earlier this year in Chittenden County — are a convenient solution to the problem of consumer electronic waste: You plug your old phone into the machine, which assesses its value and, five minutes later, walk away with cash.
But what’s going on when someone unloads a brand-new iPhone, or regularly sells dozens of devices through the machine?
“That’s not you cleaning out your junk drawer,” suggests South Burlington deputy police chief Paul Edwards.... Read more
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