Recycling mobile phone 'will help those in the developing world'

28 June 2010 — 4:05 PM

Recycling mobile phone 'will help those in the developing world'

People who recycle their old mobile phones will not only benefit themselves financially, they will be improving the quality of life for someone in a developing country.

That is the view of Julia Snape, head of marketing at Envirofone, who hopes this realisation may result in fewer people leaving used devices in their drawers and cupboards.

"A lot of people can get attached to their old phone, but if they knew that by recycling their phone they'd be giving it a second life, maybe they wouldn't just leave it," she states.

By recycling with a company such as Envirofone, consumers would be sending their discarded handsets to nations where the communications network is inadequate.

Taking on a mobile also helps people in underprivileged countries to trade and improve their business activity.

According to organisers of the recent Recycle Week, some 40 per cent of Britons do not part with an electrical item they no longer require because they would be too sad to do so.ADNFCR-2059-ID-19860815-ADNFCR

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