Recycle used mobile: Mattress recycling company wins environmental award

Recycle used mobile: Mattress recycling company wins environmental award
Mission Australia company Soft Landing has won the Premier's Award for Environmental Excellence as part of the New South Wales (NSW) Government Green Globe Awards.Soft Landing is based near Illawarra, recycling and refurbishing mattresses. Australia throws around 1.2 million mattresses into landfill each year, and they are the item that councils most frequently collect. The average mattress contains 12.5kg of steel, which can be sold as…

Drinks container recycling scheme defended

Drinks container recycling scheme defended
A proposed new drinks container deposit scheme across Australia has been described as absolutely necessary to ensure desired levels of recycling are met. Boomerang Alliance convenor Jeff Angel, a proponent of the new legislation, noted that 40 countries have such systems and said they give consumers incentives to take their used containers to the recycling facilities. Speaking on the ABC News PM programme, he added…

Most people unaware of mobile phone recycling option

Most people unaware of mobile phone recycling option
Research has shown that many consumers are unaware of the different mobile phone recycling options open to them and instead have handsets lying around idle. According to new figures from strategy acceleration firm Compass Intelligence, there are nearly 280 million idle or deactivated mobile phones in the US that could easily be recycled. Nearly half of them are noted to be smartphones. The research also…

Australia ‘must target extra mobile phone recycling’

Australia ‘must target extra mobile phone recycling’
Recycling mobile phones is an area in which Australia as a nation can improve its green performance.Eco organisation Planet Ark, organiser of the current National Recycling Week, has revealed that handsets are among the most common electronic items that get thrown away, reported Waste Management World.What many people do not realise is that there are numerous ways to dispose of them in a manner that…

Mazuma ‘is the UK’s best mobile recycling company’

When it comes to recycling a mobile phone, there is no better operator in the British market than Mazuma Mobile.That is the view of an independent mystery shopper, which recently rated the company as the greatest in its field.Service Science used a small team of secret consumers to use, test and evaluate nine leading mobile phone recycling firms.The examinations were carried out between July and…

Three broadband decision could prompt mobile recycling

An announcement by a telecoms operator that it will offer free broadband services to those in rural areas could prompt mobile phone recycling in order to use 3G networks.Individuals may wish to consider upgrading their handset as Three has revealed its plans to assist those living in the countryside to access 3G internet connections.The firm is working on the project alongside the Countryside Alliance in…

Trade in mobiles for chance to access superfast broadband

Consumers around the country who would like to enjoy the fastest internet on the market could benefit from trading in their mobile phones. Speaking to the Guardian Tech Weekly podcast, BT's managing director for next-generation access Bill Murphy explained that there is a "need for speed". He noted that his company has started the rollout of the latest technology by investing £2.5 billion in connections…

Cash for phones could pay for increasingly popular smartphones

Consumers in the UK can take cash for phones and use it to purchase a smartphone, which will soon be considered as the number one gadget.Nicholas McQuire, research director at the International Data Corporation, has told how he believes smartphones will soon overtake computers as the must-have piece of kit among Britons.He referred to an approximate rate of 60 per cent year-on-year growth in the…