Used smartphone market ‘worth $17bn globally’

Used smartphone market ‘worth $17bn globally’
The market for people looking to sell their iPhone or trade in for a more current smartphone is vast - and continuing to grow. This is according to the latest telecoms predictions from industry insight provider Deloitte, which specified that consumers all over the world are expected to sell outright or trade in approximately 120 million used smartphones in 2016. It was noted that this represents a…

Mazuma Mobile wins Best Recycling Provider 2014

Mazuma Mobile wins Best Recycling Provider 2014
Mazuma Mobile has once again been rewarded for its service to reduce waste and give customers value for money when it comes to recycling their mobile phones.We have beaten the competition at this year's Mobile News Awards, winning the Best Recycling Provider accolade. It was the first time that prestigious ceremony has included an award aimed at recycling and means that Mazuma Mobile has been…

Wipe your phone: Survey reveals personal data often left on recycled mobile

Wipe your phone: Survey reveals personal data often left on recycled mobile
For those looking to recycle their mobile phone, and especially those looking to hand their phone down to a friend or family member, it would be wise to remember to wipe all the personal data from your handset first.A recent survey from Optus shows that 45 per cent of all second-hand mobile phones contained personal data, left on by the previous owner.This could be anything…

Sell mobile phone now: Aussies urged to recycle their Christmas tree

Sell mobile phone now: Aussies urged to recycle their Christmas tree
As the festivities come to a close, Aussies are being urged to recycle their old Christmas tree and avoid sending it to landfill.Space for waste is dwindling across the country, so people should be cautious about how they discard unwanted items.Residents should consult their local refuse collection agency to see whether they will take away the trees, or locate a specialised centre near their home.Real…

Brisbane City Council improves e-waste recycling scheme

Brisbane City Council improves e-waste recycling scheme
Residents in the Brisbane City Council area will be able to benefit from an improvement to e-waste recycling services.Previously, people living in the region could only take unwanted electronic items to two locations, where they would be charged as usual for leaving waste.However, as part of the government's National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme, householders will now be able to visit four disposal sites and…

Cash for Containers scheme could see Aussies paid to recycle

Cash for Containers scheme could see Aussies paid to recycle
Residents in Western Australia (WA) may soon receive payments for recycling waste, reports the Stirling Times.The city of Stirling apparently supports the proposal for a Cash for Containers scheme, which would see Aussies rewarded for redirecting certain items from the general waste into the recycling bin.The Mayor told the newspaper that this is an attempt to improve the state's recycling rate, which at 32 per…

Recycle my mobile: ecoATM pays for old phones

Recycle my mobile: ecoATM pays for old phones
ecoATMs have been rolled out across the east coast of the United States to encourage people to recycle old mobile phones.The machines allow users to deposit old handsets in exchange for cash.Customers must visit a kiosk at one of 31 locations and place their unwanted device on the 'test station'.The machine then scans the handset and determines the make, model and condition. This process reportedly…

Recycle mobile now: ANZRP launches TechCollect

Recycle mobile now: ANZRP launches TechCollect
Australians can have unwanted televisions and computer products recycled as part of a scheme called TechCollect.The Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform Limited (ANZRP) launched the program as part of the Federal Government’s National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme.This will reduce the amount of electrical equipment taking up dwindling landfill space in Australia. The service is free; people just need to take their old, recyclable…