Website encourages mobile recycling 'for many reasons'

28 April 2009 — 9:58 AM

Avoiding landfill is just one reason to recycle

Recycling mobile phones is something people should consider for a multitude of reasons, it has been advised.

In addition to the environmental benefits of ensuring an unwanted handset does not go to landfill, moneysupermarket.com has noted there are financial rewards to be expected.

Commenting on an initiative of its own - which started with National Recycle Your Phone Week six months ago - the group said many people are finding they can act in a more carbon efficient manner, while pocketing some extra cash.

"The most popular handset to be recycled in the past six months is the Nokia N95, earning the recycler £105," the company explained.

James Parker, manager of mobiles for moneysupermarket.com, said with over 20,000 handsets so far being saved from waste sites, it was clear people were waking up to mobile recycling.

"[The] need for the latest gadget is why people are accumulating more spare phones than ever before. If recycled, they can be put to good use," he added.

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