Mobile recycling could have a positive impact on green infrastructure

The importance of mobile recycling in creating an eco-friendly UK may have been emphasised by new figures that have won the backing of one expert.Sam Jarvis, head of communications at Waste Watch, says an increase in reusing materials across the country is good news.Recent figures from Defra show some 40.1 per cent of household waste was recycled between July 2009 and June 2010 – up…

Doctor Who fans inspired to sell used mobiles?

An influx of Doctor Who fans seeking information regarding mobile phone recycling could soon be seen, given that a new official merchandise shop is opening that allows smartphone users to redeem coupons in-store.A Wi-Fi service will permit people to download promotional barcodes to be swiped at the checkout, as well as revealing information exclusive to the Doctor Who Experience, to be opened by BBC Worldwide…

People could trade in mobiles for the HP Palm

Technology giant Hewlett-Packard's (HP's) new foray into the tablet market could spur some people on to trade in mobiles for the company's Palm unit, although it faces fierce competition from the likes of industry stalwart Apple. Analysts apparently believe the Palm software platform is well designed, but expert Michael Holt of Morningstar told Reuters that, while he is confident HP will bring out a good…

Mobile phones ‘should be recycled’

Old mobile phones should be recycled as they contain valuable raw material and minerals that are in short supply.This is according to Sarah Ludford, Liberal Democrat Euro-MP for London, who made the observation in response to MEPs' decision in Brussels to approve new measures to support the recycling of electronic waste.Currently, just one-third of this rubbish is being disposed of responsibly, with rogue traders dumping…

Trade in mobiles to play Angry Birds

Gamers who enjoy playing Angry Birds on their handsets may be tempted to trade in mobiles for cash so they can invest in consoles like the Wii and the 3DS, as the game will soon be available on these machines.Rovio Mobile - which developed the successful series - announced via Twitter on Saturday (February 5th) that versions for the Nintendo platforms would be launched later…

EA cracks down on illegal e-waste exportation

The Environment Agency (EA) is cracking down on illegal electronic waste exportation, with the national environmental crime team manager confirming such incidents undermine legitimate recycling companies in the UK.Andy Higham made this observation after 11 people were committed to stand trial in Basildon Crown Court later this year as part of the EA's biggest-ever investigation into illegal transportation of e-waste, which could include old mobile…

Nokia E7 could inspire used mobile phone recycling

The Nokia E7 handset, which comes with a tilting four-inch ClearBlack display and full qwerty keyboard, could result in an influx of people wanting to trade in mobiles. It is due to arrive in stores in select markets this week (February 7th) and it is likely consumers will be keen to road-test the eight megapixel camera, the built-in VPN and the USB-On-The-Go function for themselves.…

Will professionals trade in mobiles to purchase iPhones?

Professionals around the world may soon be looking into mobile phone recycling and swapping their BlackBerrys for iPhones, with Apple products apparently gaining traction fast in the business world. According to the Wall Street Journal, several companies have¬†trialled the use of iPads and iPhones in favour of BlackBerrys. What's more, technology analyst Chris Whitmore of Deutsche Bank issued a research note comparing the functions of…