Mobile phone recycling encouraged

21 April 2009 — 2:38 PM

Consumers are being encouraged to recycle

Consumers in the US are being encouraged to help the environment and recycle their mobile phones - an idea that might be worthwhile for British users, too.

North American network AT&T and a charity called Cell Phones for Soldiers have teamed up to make people more aware of the benefits of this action.

They have recycled over 2.5 million wireless devices since last year's Earth Day, which takes place on April 22nd.

This saves enough energy to provide a year's worth of power for more than 7,700 homes and keeps toxic materials - four tons' worth - out of landfill sites.

Ralph de la Vega is chief executive officer and president of AT&T. He said: "The response we've seen in the past year is a great example of the kind of contagious enthusiasm our customers have for supporting the environment."

Those thinking about recycling their mobile phone may be able to get cash in return for doing so. This money could be put towards one of the latest and feature-packed models on the market.

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