GreenHeart devices could tempt mobile recyclers

A new range of green mobile phones and accessories have been launched that may interest eco-friendly consumers looking to recycle mobilephones. Sony Ericsson this week unveiled plans to boost its environmental credentials with a renewed set of targets for carbon emissions reduction and took the opportunity to announce two handsets and a Bluetooth earpiece. The manufacturer's MH300 wireless headset is said to be an ideal…

Consumers ‘not taking advantage of mobile recycling’

A number of consumers are not taking advantage of the benefits mobile phone recycling provides, a new study has revealed. Conducted by analysts at GFK NoP, the research showed that around 48 per cent of people in the UK are leaving old handsets to sit unused in drawers and cupboards while ten per cent are throwing them away. Instead, a spokesman for Mazuma has pointed…

Shoppers advised: Buy robust gadgets

Mobile phone shoppers have been advised that it is essential to shop for technology that will last.A spokeswoman for Waste Watch, a non-profit group that seeks to educate on matters of protecting the Earth's natural resources, said knowledge of recycling should be spread - but added the products we buy are also important.Caroline Laitner, senior consultant at the organisation, noted encouraging people to take part…

Recycling ‘could be better known about’

Mobile phone recycling may be becoming more popular, but electrical recycling is not as well known about as it could be, according to one expert.Caroline Laitner is a senior consultant for Waste Watch, an organisation aimed at changing the way natural resources are used.She said although facilities are available in many areas to recycle electrical parts, more people could be using them.Ms Laitner also said…

Mobile phone recycling website traffic up more than double

There has been a large increase in the number of online searches performed for mobile phone recycling in the UK, a new study has revealed.With new handsets such as the iPhone and G1 hitting the market within the last year, almost three times as many people are considering recycling their phone, according to figures from Hitwise.It found searches increased by 189 per cent in the…

Plant set to recycle ‘400 tonnes of waste per day’

A new recycling plant has been announced that plans to drastically reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill sites.The new bio-refinery and sustainable chemical plant is expected to be able to process around 400 tonnes of waste per day into a new diesel which it is claimed could be "the world's greenest fuel".As part of a joint effort between Alternative Fuels Corporation (AFC)…

Gadget-loving dads ‘should adore the C905’

If you are recycling mobile phones to generate cash for a Father's day gift, the latest comments from About.com may be of interest.This week Adam Fendelman wrote in a piece for the site that with the celebration coming up soon, there were a number of products from Sony Ericsson that could be ideal for a gadget-loving dad.One of these was the manufacturer's C902 Cyber-shot handset,…

Green accessories for the environmental consumer

Consumers who have recently recycled mobile phones may be interested in a range of new accessories that have been launched.Designed with the environmentally-responsible in mind, Sprint has announced its latest range of products have been built to reduce energy use and carbon emissions for mobile users.The first of the products is the Solio Mono - a dual-power charging device capable of generating energy through its…