Used mobiles 'better off recycled'
28 January 2009 — 2:30 PM
Used mobiles that would otherwise lie dormant in desk drawers or landfill sites would be better off being put to good use, it has been advised.
According to an article this week for the Pratville Progress, electronic items ore often disposed of in an improper manner and there are a number of benefits to recycling mobile phones that people may not be aware of.
Commenting on a local event that aims to round up as many disused gadgets as possible to be made available for charity, the publication's Don Fletcher draws attention to the environmental implications of the problem.
"These items, as well as numerous other no-longer-used electronics, usually clutter up storage space in homes and storage sheds, or are improperly disposed of in wooded areas," he adds.
Consumers may also be unaware that they can obtain cash for used mobiles that can be used to put towards the latest contracts or given to charity.
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