Defra announces new green taskforce
26 March 2009 — 2:00 PM
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced a new taskforce for encouraging green behaviour.
It is hoped the group will be able to help the government and those involved in not-for-profit organisations (the third sector) convince businesses and the public to adopt eco-friendly practices - which could include recycling mobile phones.
The taskforce will be chaired by Defra, alongside the Department of Energy and Climate Change, as well as a number of ministers and other third sector representatives.
Defra minister Huw Irranca-Davies said: "The taskforce will play a key role in helping us to reach communities through a medium that is easily accessible and that they trust."
She added charitable and voluntary organisations were in a unique position to help push the green agenda to the government.
Consumers looking to be more environmentally friendly could choose to recycle their used mobile phones, which could also generate cash to donate to charity.
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