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…

A recipe for disaster

Take copper, steel, aluminium, plastic and precious metals; add lead, a sprinkling of deadly cadmium, a dash of poisonous barium, rhodium and beryllium, and mix. Leave to stand for a couple of years, and throw away. Take one atmosphere, and add greenhouse gases for extra heat. Allow poisonous substances to leak into the ground and infect the water system. Drink. Sounds crazy? Actually, this is…

Remember the days..?

Those who remember a time before the truly portable handset can't quite believe they actually managed to arrange and execute meetings without mobile phones: no status reports leading up to the allotted appointment, for example, or a bus journey without a phone for entertainment and company. Mobiles today have become so integrated into our lives that it's virtually unthinkable to go without one. These days,…

Drop Boxes for Phone Recycling

As most are well aware surplus mobile phones are now becoming too plentiful and concerns have been raised by local, national and European governments as to how to curb the situation. Nowadays everybody has a spare mobile phone due to a recent upgrade or a broken battery, but in the eyes of many this is certainly not a good enough reason to leave them lying…

Reluctant Recyclers

When considering what happens to a mobile phone when it reaches the end of its life, we think of one of three places, either in a landfill, some sort of rubbish bin or simply in someone's bottom drawer. The amount of discarded mobiles in Britain easily reaches the millions, of which less than 10% are actually recycled. Of course if this is to be added…

We need you to help us recycle mobile phones

You might think that to recycle mobile phones is not necessary but you will be shocked to know what damage it can do to the environment if it is not disposed of in the correct manner. Mobile phones contain certain electrical components that can be extremely harmful to the environment when it is just thrown out with the normal trash. Mazuma Mobile will take care of…