Other countries are 'ahead with recycling'

26 May 2009 — 5:00 PM

The UK is behind many of its peers

Countries that implemented recycling directives before Great Britain are understandably further on in terms of uptake, it has been suggested.

Waste Watch senior consultant Caroline Laitner said the UK is lagging behind because electrical recycling is not as well known about as it has the potential to be.

Even though local authorities often have the tools to recycle, not everyone knows this, she explained.

And as regulation was introduced in other European countries first, disposing of items in this way has not caught on to so many people, Ms Laitner added.

Although fridges and freezers may be heavy and cumbersome to transport, sending a handset for mobile phone recycling can be a quick and easy way to earn some cash.

It appears that more and more people agree with this, as a recent report stated that internet searches for terms relating to mobile recycling have almost trebled in 12 months.

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