Mobile phone recycling in the spotlight in Devon

Residents of Devon have been urged to recycle mobilephones as part of a new week-long event to encourage green activities.Recycle Week, organised by Recycle Now and supported by Devon County Council, will see many people recycling their mobile phones in order to strip them of their precious materials and avoid sending them to landfill.The government's Waste and Resources Action Programme will be helping the county's…

Mobile phone recycling bags prizes

Mobile phone recycling could be driven by Recycle Week, which takes place between June 21st and 25th. The Sutton Guardian reports that any electrical appliance weighing under 10kg can be handed in by people at collection points across Sutton in order to win prizes donated by a host of stores. Councillor Colin Hall, executive member for environment and climate change at Sutton Council, stated the…

Mobile phone recycling important, council says

Mobile phone recycling could be boosted during a new green event which will take place in Devon.Recycle Now's Recycle Week, a new annual event happening between June 21st and 27th, is to be taken up by Torridge County Council, which will encourage people to hand in their old handsets, instead of throwing them into the bin.The week will focus on recycling small electrical items -…

Mobile users may wish to trade in handset in favour of Nokia device

The next time it comes to trading in a mobile phone with Mazuma, consumers looking to reduce their carbon footprint may be best investing in a handset from Nokia.According to the Finnish manufacturer's 2009 Sustainability Report, it is the best in the business at producing devices with minimal emissions.During the 12-month period, Nokia is said to have reduced the carbon dioxide output of its mobile…

Mobile recycling may help people get hands on Nokia C5

The release of the new Nokia C5 could encourage consumers to recycle old mobilephones to take advantage of up-to-date technology.Although the C5 is styled like the classic bare-bones mobile phones of a few years ago, which had basic features for calling and texting, it also contains some of the latest innovations in the mobile market.According to Luke Westaway, technology expert for Cnet.com, the phone has…

O2 mobile phone customers ‘can sign up to anti-poverty campaign by text’

Cashing in an old mobile phone to pick up the new Apple iPhone 4 on O2 could allow people to take part in a new charitable campaign.The 1GOAL initiative, backed by football organisation Fifa, aims to help get the 72 million children currently living below the poverty line and without education out of such circumstances by 2015.O2 customers can help the cause by texting 1GOAL…

Old mobile phones can help hospice fund

Sending old mobile phones away for recycling can help Bury Hospice raise the money it needs to relocate to a new facility.It has set a target of £2.5 million to help in move to a site on Rochdale Old Road and is asking businesses to contribute by carrying out mobile recycling, according to This is Lancashire.Firms that help out by supplying their old mobile phones…

Recycling mobile phones ‘can make a difference’

Getting money for an old mobile phone by sending it away for recycling will have both environmental and economic benefits, it has been suggested.Peter Metcalfe, recycling manager at the City of Lincoln Council, was quoted by the Lincolnshire Echo as saying mobile recycling can help to reduce the damage done in countries such as Rwanda.The African nation, which hosted World Environment Day on June 5th,…