Australian school scoops top mobile recycling title

18 December 2008 — 5:25 PM

An Australian school has rounded off the year by being awarded the title of winner of the 2008 MobileMuster National Schools Recycling Challenge.

Mundaring Primary School in Perth proved itself to be environmentally-focussed by embarking on the scheme to recycle old mobile phones, batteries, chargers and other related equipment.

According to an article posted on the West Australian newspaper's website, the school children amassed around 33kg of used mobile handsets and peripherals which amounted to triple the average of its competitors.

One of the school's teachers, Marcus Dighey, said everyone that participated in the event did so with an enthusiasm that was felt by children and parents alike.

However, the publication goes on to say there was more to the scheme than generating the most used mobile phones for recycling.

"The challenge … aimed to help students learn about mobile phone recycling and encourage them to round up and recycle old and unused mobile phones lying around at home," it concluded.

In other news, Greenpeace recently unveiled Nokia as one of the greenest handset providers in the industry.

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