Recycling mobile phones

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Recycling mobile phones

  1. 1. Recycling Mobile Phones Sustainability & Environment Awareness Heidi Walsh 2010
  2. 2. • Most people change their mobile phone every two years • Newer mobile phones have more features that are useful for hard-of-hearing and deaf people: – Multimedia messaging – Instant messaging – Bluetooth (to link to loop/hearing aid) – Internet access
  3. 3. Why Recycle Mobile Phones? • 10 million phones discarded per annum • Contain toxic metals such as cadmium, lead, mercury, nickel and lithium • Many of these elements do not decompose • If mobile phones are disposed off through landfill, these chemicals can pass into the water table
  4. 4. Selling Your Mobile Phone • Remove your SIM card and any data first! • Use a comparison website to see how much you could get: • http://www.comparemobilephonerecycling.co.uk/ • Could vary from less than £5 to £15 • You won’t get much unless it is a really recent mobile phone
  5. 5. Raise Funds for Charities • Many charities collect and recycle mobile phones • This is an easy way to raise funds for your favourite charities
  6. 6. Charity Contacts Hearing Dogs for Deaf People • 01844 348 100 • info@hearingdogs.org.uk Sense for Deafblind People • Simply post to FREEPOST SENSE MOBILE RECYCLING
  7. 7. Recycling Old Mobile Phones • If your mobile phone is too old to be re- used, the metals can still be recovered and re-used • Charities can sell the phones to companies who do this • Local authorities have to have recycling facilities • Most mobile phone shops have facilities
  8. 8. Other Recycling Options You can also raise funds by collecting: • Printer cartridges • Stamps • Old clothes / shoes • Empty Tassimo discs and packaging, Kenco Refills & Danone / Actimel / Shape Yoghurt pots (for ATLA please ) – http://www.terracycle.co.uk/

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