Television presenter Suzi Perry has spoken of the importance of recycling mobile phones and other electronic gadgets.
Ms Perry, perhaps best known as the face of Channel 5's the Gadget Show, said there can no longer be any excuses and people must begin to take the green option when disposing of technology.
She noted there are a number of eco-friendly products coming on to the market now, so the potential to switch an energy-sapping device for a brand new one has never been greater.
“There's also an awareness from our point of view that with all the technology we have indoors we shouldn't have it lying around unused – [we need to] recycle. We need to be well aware,” Ms Perry explained.
She reiterated that the desire to recycle mobiles should come from consumers and nobody else.
New European Union Environment Council rules state countries will need to collect 45 per cent of the average weight of goods that are available in their markets.
Posted by Claire Marshall