Mobile phone recycling could help "embarrassing" UK

19 July 2010 — 12:02 PM

Mobile phone recycling could help "embarrassing" UK

Mobile phone recycling could be a key factor in the UK making up for its current "embarrassing" performance when it comes to green energy.

TheRenewableEnergyCentre.co.uk says the country's poor sustainability record is "far behind" other European nations, such as Germany.

A spokeswoman for the website suggests investment in the area is now crucial if the UK is to make a worthwhile contribution to the continent's bid to be green.

"We are still only now getting to grips with the required levels of renewable energy that the UK needs to produce to avoid hefty fines from the European Union," she notes.

One way to get the country back on track in the green sector could be by recycling old mobile phones, which may help to cut harmful emissions.

The expert's comments follow recent research by Eurostat, which reveals the UK was one of the worst performing nations in terms of renewable energy share in 2008.

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