There are up to 90 million unused mobile phones gathering dust in homes across the UK. We are working with ‘Greensource Solutions’, a local recycling company to encourage people to recycle their old mobiles. For every mobile phone we receive, we get a donation of up to £10 – regardless of its age or condition.
Mobile phones contain coltan. Approximately 80% of all coltan is mined and extracted from the forests of the Congo Basin – home to the critically endangered lowland gorillas. This mining has led to widespread deforestation, habitat destruction and an increase in illegal poaching and the bush-meat trade.
You’ll also being doing your bit for the environment as it means your phone won’t end up in a landfill.
You can also recycle printer cartridges, PDA’s, Sat Nav devices, MP3 players and digital cameras.