Mobile recycling a 'green' post-Christmas idea

7 December 2009 — 10:34 AM

People who get a new handset over the holidays may wish to recycle their old mobile.

Those who are lucky enough to receive a new mobile handset under the tree on Christmas morning may wish to consider recycling their old gadget for cash, according to a Colorado news programme.

9 News reported that some electronic devices are worth more than others - consumers will often be able to get the most money back on gadgets that are less than five years old - but regardless of the cashback incentive, recycling schemes keep handsets out of landfills.

In addition to recycling unwanted or outdated mobiles, consumers may also wish to investigate their options when it comes to disposing of broken phones - such as a dropped iPhone - or other unwanted electronic items, including mp3 players and iPods. recently published a study outlining the many ways green-minded consumers are saving energy.

In addition to recycling mobile phones, sharing a shower, reusing teabags, airing out laundry and using newspaper as gift wrap were also identified as ways people are "greening up" their lifestyles.

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