Electrical recycling scheme 'could work'

15 September 2009 — 2:00 PM

Samsung has a number of devices consumers could swap old models for

A spokesman for the Green Party has welcomed plans to help get greener gadgets into people's homes and explained that if handled correctly, the move "could work".

Darren Johnson, a member of the group for the London Assembly, was commenting on the announcement that electrical retailer Comet had started a short-term scrappage scheme for white goods.

He noted trading in old items for more efficient options was a good thing - but warned it was also important for newly-bought products to be truly greener than those they are replacing.

"There is a danger that people just swap one energy-inefficient appliance for another, which obviously does have an environmental impact," Mr Johnson explained.

Although there is no official scheme for trading in used mobiles, consumers looking to purchase a new handset can generate cash for their old devices by recycling.

If sent to envirofone, consumers also get the peace of mind that comes with knowing their gadget was disposed of in an environmentally-friendly manner.

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