Green webpage highlights mobile recycling benefits

Mobile phone recycling is a great idea that can benefit homes, offices and charitable organisations, it has been suggested.A post on the Greenlife page of the Manchester Evening News website this week offers a number of tips on going green - and notes cash for your mobile can be used for the greater good.It suggests starting a green initiative at work as well as at…

“Everyone’s a winner” with mobile recycling

There is no apparent downside to mobile phone recycling, according to one environmental expert.Paula Owen, an Energy Saving Trust energy doctor, was quoted by the News of the World as saying selling phones to recycling companies benefits all concerned."By recycling your mobile phone you will be helping to protect the environment by minimising your waste - it's quick and you can earn some money too,"…

‘Now is the time’ to combat climate change

Consumers have been told that if they want to take action to help the environment, now is the time to do so.Colin Butfield, head of campaigns at the environment charity the WWF, pointed to recent research from the Met Office that stated it could be too late to tackle climate change in five to six years if radical action is not taken now."If people are…

Mobile recycling to form part of eco campaign

Mobile phone recycling has been put on the agenda for this year's Clean Up Australia (CUA) Day.Rob Nicholls, acting chief executive of the annual initiative, told the Daily Mercury that a mobile recycling programme will be on offer in 2009 as part of the campaign and individuals and businesses are being encouraged to take part."Every year thousands of Australians and businesses help clean up their…

Samsung spokesman stresses environment commitment

A spokesman for mobile phone manufacturer Samsung has stressed his company's commitment to helping the environment.Namkook Kim, product planner at The Blue Earth Dream: Eco-living with SamsungMobile project, told CNet Asia that Samsung is looking to be kinder to the environment in every aspect of its business."SamsungMobile has reinforced its commitment to protect the environment through all the business aspects, from designing and planning a…

A tonne of mobile phones recycled in three months

A mobile phone recycling initiative taking place in Bulgaria has collected almost one tonne of handsets since it was launched towards the end of last year.Global, which is organising the campaign, claimed that 930 kilograms have been sent in for recycling so far as consumers look to help out the environment, the Sofia Echo reports.The initiative began in November 2008 and is part of an…

Handset disposal ‘the biggest green mobile issue’

Disposal of handsets has been cited as probably the biggest of the three major environmental issues related to mobile phones.Cliff Kuang of Wired Magazine stated that there is such a thing as a green gadget with three determining criteria - whether it can be recycled, how many toxic materials it contains and how energy efficient it is. Of these, recycling would appear to be the…

Mobile recycling scheme ‘benefits customers’

By recycling old mobile phones customers can help themselves during the financial downturn.At least this is the suggestion of a new article on treocentral.com, which referred to one campaign being run by US mobile phone provider Sprint as not only being able to help the environment, but give people a boost financially too."These days, every little bit helps," it stated. The article claimed that mobile…