Recycling used mobile phones campaign gets underway in Watford

21 June 2010 — 6:55 PM

Recycling used mobile phones campaign gets underway in Watford

Today (June 21st) marks Recycle Week and residents in Watford have been urged to recycle their used mobile phones.

Councils across the country are taking part in the Recycle Now initiative, which urges people to recycle their used mobile phones, as well as other small electrical items.

The UK currently has a fairly low waste electrical and electronic equipment collection rate and the campaign hopes to boost this figure.

One of the local authorities getting involved is Dacorum Borough Council, which has asked its residents to recycle old mobile phones, kettles, toasters and disused power tools.

Valuable materials in the items, such as silver, can be used again, reducing the amount of precious resources that have to be used.

"Many [electrical items that] are disused after an upgrade could find a new home somewhere else," the council stated.

Envirofone could prove to be the answer for used mobile phones, with items safely broken down and recycled in return for cash by the firm.

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