Eco and money concerns 'driving up phone recycling'

22 May 2009 — 5:00 PM

It seems mobile recycling is becoming ever more popular

The threat of climate change and the continuing recession have been contributing factors to a spike in the number of people wishing to recycle their phones, it has been claimed.

New research from Hitwise has shown an increase in traffic to mobile phone recycling sites.

The number of visitors to the online services increased by 205 per cent between April 2008 and the same month this year, the study found.

It coincided with a rise in the number of internet searches for terms such as "recycle phone" and "mobile phone recycling".

Searches increased by 189 per cent between the week ending May 17th 2008 and the corresponding week this year.

The website suggested people's fiscal and environmental worries have combined to cause interest in recycling to explode.

Being eco-friendly is not restricted to mobile phone recycling either - Forsyth News recently reported a number of schools had been chipping in with recycling efforts as part of a Keep Forsyth County Beautiful campaign.

The agency's environmental programme manager explained: "People are realising recycling is something we should all be doing."

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