Shops break world mobile phone recycling record

19 March 2010 — 11:55 AM

Mobile phone recycling record broken

Scope shops in Beckenham and Bromley broke a world record for recycling mobile phones in January, according to area manager Jaron Chamberlain.

In a letter to the Bromley Times, he applauded the local residents who brought in their used mobile phones to be recycled - allowing the charity to raise thousands of pounds and break a Guinness world record in the process.

"The response we had was overwhelming," he said, adding that the money raised will provide "much-needed funds" to support the organisation's work with disabled people.

Its mobile phone recycling campaign was held between January 8th and 15th and beat the previous world record of 952 recycled handsets.

Julie Snape, head of marketing at Envirofone, says: "It's great news that more and more people are recycling their old mobile phones, not just to save the environment, but also to raise money for Scope, a truly fantastic cause."

Scope works to help individuals with disabilities enjoy the same opportunities to fulfil their dreams and ambitions as able-bodied people.

The registered charity is based in London.

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