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I very much like the comparison between food spoilage and electronic products becoming out of date. It's an interesting concept to consider because of the image that it evokes.

I appreciate this comment. Another form of financial incentive could come in the form of a tax write-off associated with waste reduction.

These are great points! The connection you draw to the HP program is really good and inspiring. I think a good way of marketing the concept to consumers would be finding a way to put these used phones into the hands of people who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford them. My only concern with going down that road would be that subscription fees (as opposed to the phones themselves) account for the lion's share of the cost of owning and using a cellphone.