Swedish mobile recycling drive hailed a success
21 January 2009 — 2:27 PM
A new article has highlighted the success of a scheme in Sweden which encourages recycling mobile phones.
The initiative, which goes by the name Mobile Compost, aims to target the large number of handsets in the country that are lying around peoples homes unused.
By making drop boxes available, consumers are able to get rid of their used mobiles easily - and these devices can then have their components broken down to be made use of elsewhere.
Jan-Olof Eriksson, a spokesman for one of the firms contracted to collect the used mobiles, said: "Those resources could replace the ones that are taken out of the ground."
He went on to say people have a great deal of love for new phones and as such it does not take long for unwanted handsets to build up.
"Many people have a little museum at home of all their old cell phones," he concluded.
Recycling mobile phones is also a good way to generate cash to help pay for a new model.
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