Initiative launched to highlight electrical recycling

A new initiative has been launched that aims to educate consumers in how recycling mobile phones and other electricals can benefit the planet.Organised by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (Wrap), the new project will work to show how the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment directive is making the most of such reusable materials.So far, the initiative has shown how collaboration between Indesit and Axion…

Manufacturer targets mobile recycling

Mobile phone recycling is being encouraged by Motorola as part of a new initiative to highlight the practice.It was announced this week that the manufacturer has given its backing to the Earth Day Network and Green Apple Festival, by sponsoring its operations and plans to educate consumers.As part of the global initiative, Motorola will be showcasing its Moto W233 Renew model, which is the first…

Tips on raising a greener child

There are a number of things people can do to ensure their child grows up with the environment in mind, according to one expert.In an article for msnbc.com, green living specialist Marisa Belger says teaching a toddler the right way to go about recycling is just one of the things you can do to make them more ecologically-considerate.She notes the easiest way to do this…

Manchester signs up to eco-initiative

Mobile phone recycling could be encouraged in the north-west of England following one council's move to cut waste.As part of the Waste & Resources Action Programme (Wrap), Manchester City Council has revealed it will be the first in England to sign up to a new initiative entitled the Halving Waste to Landfill agreement. Other companies including Asda, Marks & Spencer, Network Rail, Laing O’Rourke and…

Online video promotes electrical recycling ‘Tarantino-style’

A new online video has been launched that aims to encourage mobile phone recycling.The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has made the film Bin vs Printer available for the world to see on the YouTube website in a bid to highlight the need for such environmentally-friendly facilities.It is hoped the clip will encourage people to more closely adhere to the rules regarding the Waste…

Colourful Vodafone range ‘hit the catwalk’

Vodafone has added to its range of pay-as-you-go (PAYG) packages with a colourful new set of devices.The new 527 handsets are available with a price tag of £30 and could prove to be an ideal solution for those looking to sell old mobilephones in favour of a vibrant new model.Known as the Catwalk Collection, the pay-as-you-go phones are inspired by the start of the spring…

Mazuma ’empowers customers’ with new data delete tool

Mazuma has introduced a data deletion tool that promises to get rid of any personal information prior to mobile phone recycling.The company says that when consumers trade-in their handsets for cash, there could still be sensitive details left on it, because more and more people are using their mobiles to store things like Pin numbers and bank passwords.Unfortunately, not all manufacturers give proper instructions on…

People encouraged to recycle old mobiles

Consumers in the US are being encouraged to recycle old mobilephones this week as part of a national campaign.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched its Plug-in to eCycling week, which is aimed at highlighting the importance of mobile recycling instead of throwing them in the bin.According to the organisation, mobiles that cannot be reused are usually almost 100 per cent recyclable, can help to…