Christmas may trigger rise in mobile recycling

25 October 2010 — 7:19 PM

People who hand out the latest Apple mobiles to children this Christmas may wish to recycle used phones after the big day

Children in the UK have put the latest Apple technology at the top of their Christmas wish lists, which could result in a significant upturn in mobile recycling after the festive season.

According to the Duracell Toy Report, documented by the Telegraph, the iPhone 4 is the top gift for youngsters this year, with 14 per cent of respondents suggesting it is their dream present.

It was followed in the survey by the manufacturer's iPod Touch, which was named by 13 per cent of kids as what they want to open on December 25th, while 12 per cent said they are hoping for an iPad.

Demand for mobiles is putting an end to the trend of children requesting dolls, train sets and action figures for Christmas, the report noted.

Stuff magazine recently predicted the Apple iPad will be the number one present over the festive season, with editor Will Findlater stating it is sure to be "a massive hit".

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