UK proposals could encourage mobile recycling

14 October 2009 — 10:09 AM

The Renew is a model made partially from recycled materials

It was announced this week that the UK is to become a "zero-waste nation" and the government has revealed how it plans to achieve this.

The moves are intended to cut the amount of waste that goes unnecessarily to landfill and encourage the uptake of more efficient technologies - both of which could also be aided by recycling mobile phones.

It was advised that in the next decade, Britain aims to reduce the level of unwanted plastics, foodstuffs and other materials that get sent to such sites by half and reuse will also be high on the agenda.

"In ten years time 75 per cent of household waste will either be recycled or used for energy and over time this figure will increase even further," the government explained.

Other initiatives include more research and public awareness campaigns, as well as investment in renewable resources.

Those looking for a new mobile that features recycled materials may want to consider the Motorola Renew W233.

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