Being Green

'A bit green' may once have referred to an individual who was somewhat naive or inexperienced. Nowadays, 'green' is associated with being environmentally responsible in our everyday lives. There are many things you can do to 'be green', often very simple, and free. Pat yourself on the back if you do any of the following: Compost. The ultimate in green, rotting your food waste down…

Uses for an old mobile phone

Nowadays, a great deal of people will have one or more mobiles in their homes that are no longer in use. Mobile phone recycling services are an option, but the more creative among you may wish to put your old handsets to use around the home. Try some of the following: Prop up the short leg of a wobbly table or chair Use your mobile…

Nasties in the cupboard

Mobile phones - love them or hate them, in this day and age there's no getting away from them. These miracles of modern technology are here to stay. And stay. Handsets reside in our cupboards and gather dust on our shelves long after we have lost interest them and moved on to newer, smaller, more fancy models. Eventually, though, we may notice those we have…

How many phones do you need?

In 2008, Ofcom observed that the total number of mobile phone connections in the UK actually totalled more than the country's population of 6.14 million. This means more phones being used than there are people possibly able to use them, even counting every babe-in-arms. This suggests a great many people must have more than one mobile: for business and home maybe, or for secret liaisons?…

Clear out your clutter and save the environment

If you have ever been down to the local tip and observed what people actually throw away, you will find it is astounding to observe the amount of quality, serviceable goods that end up on burgeoning landfill sites because people just don't think about passing them on. Many people are surprised to find how much they own that other people will value. Many charities out…

Mobile phone recycling facts and figures

The bad news: Every year, up to 250 Million mobile phones are replaced worldwide by new models. A recent survey by Nokia covering 13 countries suggests that, although only 4% of users' old mobiles are actually thrown away and wasted on landfill, still less are actually recycled. The vast unsung majority are left at home and forgotten about - 44% of old phones are just…

Easy as pie

Getting cash for phones has never been as easy as it is today. As the owner of an unwanted handset, you have it in your power to make up to £200 in a matter of minutes. Here at Mazuma Mobile, we've paid more than £60million pounds to mobile phone owners to date and are waiting to hand out even more. The value of your phone…

Generosity is its own reward

With rising costs and income more often than not increasing to match, it's important to stretch our money as far as possible. Yet good causes are also suffering and require more help to achieve their goals. It may seem impossible to help them all, but here are 5 easy ways to give and support others without digging into your own pockets: Gift Aid. UK taxpayers…