Consumers ‘need to feel good about recycling’

Recycling initiatives will work better if the public are properly informed about how they play their own part, it has been suggested.A spokeswoman for Waste Watch said this week there was no use implementing green schemes if the point of them was not properly communicated to the general public.Caroline Laitner said plans to introduce a pay-as-you-throw scheme for domestic waste would fail if people feel…

Site offers ten predictions on Samsung i7500

Consumers looking forward to the latest phones from Samsung have been advised on what to expect from the manufacturer's i7500.Having recently reported that the handset would be ready for launch in the UK later this year, TechRadar has posted ten things it feels people should know about the firm's first ever Google Android-powered device.As well as being slimmer at around 11.9mm in depth, the i7500…

Mobile recycling forms part of Motorola green commitment

Mobile recycling is just one of the green initiatives Motorola has committed itself to in a recent announcement.The manufacturer published its latest Corporate Responsibility Report this week and took the opportunity to reaffirm its intentions to engage in a range of carbon reduction initiatives.In addition to supporting mobile recycling programmes, Motorola said it would continue to develop greener technologies such as the MOTO W233 Renew…

Mobile recycling ‘vital to the future of the planet’

Mobile recycling is something people with children need to consider as it could be vital to their future, one expert has advised.A spokesman for Walsh Wireless Solutions, a US-based provider of Wi-Fi systems, said anyone looking to make a difference in the world should consider the environmental damage sending an old handset to landfill can do.Chris Walsh, chief executive and co-owner of the company, said…

O2 set to boost UK charity

O2 has announced details of a new charity event aimed at helping children in the West Yorkshire region.The network claims a number of young people in South Leeds will soon benefit from a fund-raising effort it has backed in aid of the St Luke's Cares charity.Having set a target of £15,000, the 2,700 staff involved have now doubled this, as part of its bid to…

Consumers advised on mobile protection

Consumers recycling mobile phones have been reminded that it is important to make sure you protect the personal data stored on handsets.According to a spokesman for the Mobile Data Association, a non-profit group which counts various networks and manufacturers among its members, there are some simple techniques to look after your portable device.Mike Hawkes, director of mobile security for the organisation, said mobile phones contain…

Which? calls for ‘more to be done’ on recycling

Recycling has never been easier - but more needs to be done to ensure waste is not being sent to landfill sites, it has been suggested.A recent study published by Which? revealed a significant amount of products that are supposed to be reused are instead being dumped elsewhere by councils.It showed almost 230,000 tonnes of materials intended for recycling and composting was rejected last year…

Eco-project encourages consumers to re-use

A new project is encouraging people to swap unwanted items in a bid to encourage "re-commerce" and help avoid unwanted materials going to landfill.Backed by Swaptree.com, the initiative will be timed to coincide with Earth Day and will also involve trees being planted across the Atlantic Forest in Brazil - a location that is currently on the endangered list.The website notes that one of the…