Mobile phone recycling scheme launched at primary school
16 April 2010 — 11:38 AM
Mobile phone recycling is currently the focus at one school that wants to improve the green credentials of pupils under an eco-project.
Wincham Community Primary School has asked for used mobile phones so it can not only raise money, but teach children how to be environmentally friendly, the Northwich Guardian reported.
Used mobile phones will be set to factory standards and have their memory completely wiped and youngsters have even been told to recycle mobile phones which are broken.
Headteacher Diane Palin said the scheme helps to give out the message that items that can be recycled should be.
"Our recycling team and energy monitors will collect and collate all handsets that are donated," she told the newspaper, adding that every classroom will have its own recycling bin.
Other schools that want to take part in a similar scheme may want to use the services of Envirofone, which allows individuals to potentially earn back up to 70 per cent of the value of each handset, with the money paid directly into a bank account.
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