Hospice highlights mobile recycling for charity

22 December 2008 — 6:04 PM

A community hospice programme has called on the kindness of others this Christmas by asking them to recycle mobile phones for charity.

The Maidenhead Advertiser's Francis Batt reports Thames Hospicecare has partnered electronic waste management company Reclaim-it in a bid to raise funds for two of its institutions.

It is thought the phones will be used to help fund the running of facilities at the Pine Lodge Hostel, Heatherwood Hospital and Windsor's hospice - where used mobiles can be handed in.

Bronwen Cranfield, business fundraiser for the hospices, said: "You can enclose one of our mobile phone recycling envelopes to encourage the person that is receiving a new phone to recycle their unwanted one."

Ms Cranfield added that as Christmas was a major time for the latest phones to be given as presents, mobile recycling was an obvious thing to consider at this time of year.

Also this week, Gerrard Fisher of the UK's Waste and Resources Action Programme said many people may not realise how useful their used mobiles can be.

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