We generate an estimated 57 million tons of e-waste every year. This is equivalent to throwing out 1,000 laptops every single second. This increases by two metric tons each year. Today, only about 20% of all e-waste produced is officially recycled. The United States is one of the leading producers of e-waste, second only to China. Americans throw out approximately 416,000 cell phones each day: this totals more than 151 million phones in a year. At the 911 Cell Phone Bank, we’re taking action. The donated cell phones and other electronic devices we collect and recycle are used to support our mission: to provide no-cost emergency devices to victims of human trafficking and domestic violence.