Sony Ericsson Elm named Britain’s greenest mobile phone

Consumers searching for the most sustainable mobile phone on the market should note it has been named as the Sony Ericsson Elm.O2 has unveiled a new eco-rating system that offers people access to information regarding the environmental impact of a range of devices.With 65 models on the list, it could be used by green-thinking people hoping to minimise the size of their carbon footprint when…

Trading-in mobile may allow people to upgrade to AMOLED

The sudden loss of battery life is an inconvenience for many mobile phone users, particularly those who are unable to regularly recharge their device.But by trading-in their handset and upgrading to one with new active-matrix organic light emitting diode (AMOLED) technology, people could find their power lasts longer.Ian, author of the Nokia Conversations blog, AMOLED tackles the problem of energy being guzzled by the display…

Mobile recycling may get government boost

Companies around the UK could soon be forced to recycle all their old mobile phones and other electrical equipment.Lord Henley made the proposal earlier this week for government to help certain parts of the business world with the green disposal of waste.Mike Webster, spokesman for Waste Watch, says this could be a particularly effective way of improving the country's green record."Responsibility deals can be a…

‘Recycle your old mobile’ if you are planning to upgrade

A writer has suggested people recycle their old mobile phone when they upgrade.Monica Cafferky said in a Daily Mirror article Britons have lots of old mobile phones that could be recycled rather than left to clutter the home.She noted going green may earn individuals a "tidy profit" and it will also help to reduce the amount of waste in landfill sites.To encourage people to take…

Mobile phone charger recycling initiative introduced

Sainsbury's has launched a new scheme to encourage consumers to recycle their old mobile phone chargers.According to the supermarket chain there are approximately 20 million in people's homes and the firm now want individuals to dig them out and recycle them.Charger recycling banks will be put in stores until August 28th and Sainsbury's wants to collect 150,000 of the items.Neil Sachdev, Sainsbury's property director, said…

Mobile recycling recommended when taking up Tesco offer

Tesco Mobile's promise to offer upgrades on all major networks within weeks may trigger a rise in the number of people who recycle their mobile phone.According to uSwitch.com, one of the top three tips when splashing out on a latest model is to recycle any old handsets, as this is not only good for the environment but gives the user a cash boost.Communications expert at…

Could mobile phone recycling help Britain improve green image?

The UK is one of Europe's worst when it comes to using renewable energy, but recycling old mobiles may be one method that could improve the green outlook.Recent research by Eurostat showed the country to have one of the lowest shares of renewable power in 2008 across the continent.This has led one expert from TheRenewableEnergyCentre.co.uk to label the nation's results "embarrassing"."The UK has fallen far…

Does mobile recycling make you a good citizen?

Owners of mobile phones may be wondering whether recycling their Apple, Nokia or LG handset qualifies them as a "good citizen" in the opinion of one expert.Mike Webster, spokesman for Waste Watch, says people who do their bit for the environment by recycling can hold their heads high.Throwing away reusable materials in a green way is simply "part and parcel of being a good citizen",…