BRITISH households contain more than £20 billion worth of unused technology – including old smartphones, laptops and tablets, according to research.
A study found the average home has tech to the tune of £813.90 lying around in drawers, cupboards and on shelves.
This equates to unused devices worth £20 billion across the 26.3million households in the country with access to connectivity.
And the average adult hasn’t had a clear out of old tech for more than three-and-a-half years, according to the poll of 2,000 adults.
While 81 per cent have a mobile phone gathering dust in a drawer that hasn’t been used in more than a year.
Max Taylor, consumer director, Vodafone UK, which commissioned the research, said: “It’s shocking to see just how much old tech we have lying around our homes.
“It’s easy to keep an old tech device just in case something goes wrong with a new one, but when that ‘just in case’ moment hasn’t come for a year, maybe it’s time to have a sort out.”