Mobile phone industry ‘doing well’ with recycling

The mobile phone industry is on the right track when it comes to recycling handsets, it has been claimed.Denise DiRamio wrote for CommunicationsNews this week that the telecommunications sector is undertaking a number of initiatives to encourage people to recycle their mobiles and stated it "seems to be heading in the right direction". However, consumers need to make sure they do more themselves to ensure…

Mobile recycling tops eco-phone poll

Mobile phone recycling has come out on top in a survey to determine what is the most important aspect of an environmentally friendly handset.Nokia Conversations posed the eco-phone question to its readers and found that 26.79 per cent of people believed the use of recyclable materials to be the most important feature of a green device.The ability to use natural power, such as the recently…

Greenpeace: More needs to be done to recycle electronics

Electronics companies, including mobile phone providers, have been urged to stand at the forefront of green issues and improve the rate of recycling of electronic goods.Environmental group Greenpeace has called on firms and individuals to wake up to the importance of recycling and make every effort to ensure old electronic goods are not simply dumped in the bin when they are finished with.An undercover investigation…

First Green Mobile Award presented at MWC

SMART Communications has been celebrated for its environmentally-friendly approach to mobile communications by winning the inaugural Green Mobile Award at the 2009 World Mobile Congress in Barcelona.The Philippines-based communications firm was recognised for its achievements in delivering alternative power for cell sites.So far, the programme has delivered 68 cell sites around the Philippines, of which 41 are run by wind generators and 27 harness both…

New campaign to focus on mobile phone recycling

A climate change charity has launched a major new campaign to encourage more people to recycle their mobile phones.Global Cool is unveiling a new drive to highlight the opportunity for mobile users to recycle their old handsets at this year's London Fashion Week.The organisation is planning a series of events at the fashion festival, which is one of the highlights on the global fashion calendar.A…

New Orange Care service offers mobile recycling

A major mobile telecoms group has announced the launch of a new scheme which offers to recycle consumers' old mobile phones. Orange revealed its Orange Care plan offers an "end-to-end" service, with customers given protection from when they first purchase the handset up until they no longer wish to use it. The firm begins by transferring contacts from an old mobile phone onto the new…

Mobile phone recycling plan unveiled by Sprint

Sprint, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the US, has announced it is to embark on a new mobile phone recycling initiative.The organisation has set a target of ensuring that 90 per cent of all the devices it sells per year by 2017 are either reused or recycled as part of its Zer0 e-Waste policy.During 2007, approximately 22 per cent of the number of…

Businesses told that being green can save them money

Companies have been told that by following environmentally friendly strategies they can save themselves money.Erica Russell, an adviser at Business Link, stated that large savings can be made by firms taking the green route, regardless of their size.There is also lots of help available for companies seeking to embark on a more eco-conscious approach to business, she said."As the Carbon Trust have been promoting this…