Recycling mobile phone could make user a "good citizen"

12 July 2010 — 4:04 PM

Recycling mobile phone could make user a "good citizen"

Users who recycle mobile phones may find themselves as part of the group labelled "good citizens" by one green expert.

Mike Webster, spokesman for Waste Watch, says acting on behalf of the environment is something that is "part and parcel of being a good citizen".

He was speaking after the Local Government Association (LGA) suggested the UK has only eight years worth of landfill space left without a significant increase in the level of recycling.

Owners of devices by brands such as Nokia, Apple and Samsung could be in a better position than many to do their bit by choosing the green way to dispose of a handset.

Mr Webster notes one piece of incoming legislation that may help consumers to recycle is the requirement for all local authorities to provide facilities for the collection of reusable materials.

The LGA also recently noted the UK remains Europe's worst offender for adding to landfills, dumping more waste into the ground than any other country on the continent.

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