When shoppers choose a new mobile device they often expect to use it for several years. However, in the United States the average consumer never makes it to year two. Mobile device management has led many buyers to re-consider their mobile phone options after just a few months on a new operating system. Especially for employers who allow workers to bring their own devices (BYOD), managing the various phone interfaces for security purposes can be tricky. Learn more about the shocking statistics on phone lifecycles from this infographic. After you learn about phone recycling and manufacturing, you might want to consider making your device last an extra year for the sake of the environment.