Council encourages mobile recycling

8 January 2009 — 4:55 PM

With many people receiving the latest phones this Christmas, one local authority has drawn attention to the importance of mobile recycling.

The Vale of Glamorgan council has launched a new initiative to encourage people to get rid of their used mobiles by handing them over for charity.

A spokesman for the group said that there were now more ways than ever to generate cash for mobile phones that were no longer required and this was the reason behind there latest scheme.

Cabinet member for visible and building services, Geoff Cox, said: "Recycling helps improve the environment and contributes to the long term health, safety, and welfare of residents."

Of course, many consumers could trade in their old devices in order to take advantage of the many new models that have emerged incorporating the latest camera technology.

In 2008, eight-megapixel cameraphones emerged from manufacturers including LG, Samsung and Sony Ericsson.

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