Mobile expert advises: 'Be kind, recycle'
10 December 2008 — 7:00 PM
A new article has offered a range of festive tips on how to use a new handset, one of which is making sure the old one is disposed of properly.
This week, a piece posted on the dialaphone website recommended 25 different ways in which mobile phones can be used in a more responsible manner during Christmas.
In addition to hanging up when queuing in stores, calling people to catch up and switching the handset off during family gatherings, it was noted that recycling old mobile phones was essential.
The site said that with many people receiving new models as gifts and looking to clear out their homes in time for the new year, it can be easy to just dump used phones.
"Some people get in a 'get rid of everything' mood during [Christmas]," it added.
"If you decide that your phone needs to go, make sure that you recycle it instead of trashing it. Be kind to the earth this holiday season."
Earlier this week, TV lifestyle expert Melissa Porter said unwanted gifts often get recycled.
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