Local initiative highlights mobile recycling

10 September 2009 — 2:00 PM

Aberdeen is backing mobile and electrical recycling

Aberdeen city council is encouraging people to consider the benefits of recycling used mobile phones.

The local governing body is backing a drive to support adherence to the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) initiative by improving access to facilities for handing over items like electrical appliances.

As part of the move, it has also commented on the importance of engaging with such environmentally-focused procedures, adding that everyone has a responsibility to play their part.

Vice-convener councillor Mark McDonald explained that Aberdeen city council was committed to improving recycling facilities in a bid to make the region greener and cut costs for the people who live there.

"By making it easier for residents to recycle their electrical waste, we can make a significant impact on the amount we are sending to landfill and thus reduce the burden to the city from landfill tax payments," he said.

Those recycling mobile phones may be interested to know that envirofone.com's policies include the removal and ethical disposal of cadmium and lead - which can be harmful to the planet.

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