Devon residents urged to recycle used mobile phones

16 June 2010 — 10:52 AM

Schools could take advantage of recycling mobile phones

Recycle Week could be the perfect time for Devon residents to pick up a new handset and ditch their used mobile phones.

The county's reduce, reuse and recycle partnership, Don't Let Devon Go To Waste, is encouraging people to think about recycling mobile phones during the event, which takes place between June 21st and 27th.

According to the Mid Devon Star, the government's Waste and Resources Action Programme is supporting a scheme to get schools in the area to take part in recycling mobile phones and other small electrical items.

Roger Croad, Devon County Council cabinet member for environmental and regulatory services, said: "Linking recycling with helping our local schools gives us all a great incentive to recycle more ... We can all feel we are doing something to improve our environment and make Devon greener."

Sponsored by Recycle Now, the week-long event will offer rewards for schools around the country that take part in green initiatives, including cash and vouchers for garden centres.

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