Will recycling mobile phones make people greener?

4 June 2010 — 6:55 PM

Will recycling mobile phones make people greener?

Recycling an old mobile phone and buying a newer replacement could have more environmental advantages than are immediately apparent.

As well as disposing of a used device in a green way, consumers may find a more recent model allows them to effectively follow eco-friendly methods.

Nokia recently held a competition that asked mobile users to contribute suggestions on how to operate a phone in a greener way.

The winning ideas have been revealed to be taking advantage of navigation systems on the latest phones to save fuel when driving and using video features to avoid running separate laptops and webcams.

Although these may be energy-saving moves, they are likely to be possible only to those with a smartphone - such as an iPhone, Nexus One or BlackBerry.

And consumers who cash in on a handset with Envirofone will find they already have some cash to put towards their new device.

Nokia announced this week all of the mobiles it makes in the future will allow owners to track their phone's emissions.

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