Recycling mobile phones 'a smart decision'
3 December 2008 — 1:40 PM
A new article has looked at the benefits of recycling mobile phones and how some manufacturers are making handsets greener.
Having been forced to seek out a new BlackBerry, Kevin Ferguson writes on the InformationWeek Green Computing Weblog site that the decision to "recycle the old one" was a smart one.
However, he adds this has led him to consider the range of other mobile phones he has lying around the house - and how these could be put to better use.
"I have a drawer full of used cell phones that I keep meaning to recycle," he states, adding one of these is "the size and weight of a small dog".
Mr Ferguson goes on to cite recent figures from various organisations which suggest more needs to be done to encourage mobile phone recycling, concluding that "every little bit helps."
In related news, the Sacremento Bee reported this week that a US initiative had been able to raise $3,500 (£2,370) so far for a child adoption charity by hunting down unwanted or used mobile phones.
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