Mobile recycling 'helps others in need'

5 January 2009 — 3:50 PM

Mobile phone recycling is a great way to generate money to help others less fortunate, it has been suggested.

In an article posted on the Maldon and Burnham Standard's website last week, Lauren Hockney stated Christmas often sees people receiving the latest phones as gifts.

She noted this often means older devices are left sitting around unused and recommended making the best of this situation by raising money for charities such as the British Red Cross.

"Last Christmas, British households were inundated with around 11 million new mobiles and as many ended up in cupboards and bins," Ms Hockney added.

The article went on to say the green benefits to recycling mobile phones are also reason to make sure your they find a new home, as handsets that find their way to landfill can cause risk to "human health and the environment".

Last week, the Sidmouth Herald reported used mobiles could also benefit charities such as the World Cancer Research Fund, who use money generated to help people across the world.

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