There are relatively few things that we British could be considered to be truly world class at. Indeed, fields like sport, fiscal economics and international peace are hardly our strong points. However, there is one very important field in which Britain really does punch well above its weight – environmental awareness.

Indeed, we Brits have grown to embrace our environmental responsibilities with great vigor over the last decade. This can be seen in the fact that nearly 40% of UK households now recycle their waste on a regular basis. Much of this success can be attributed to the ease with which local authorities have made recycling. Certainly, putting cans, bottles and wrappers in a box or bin and getting them collected once a fortnight is far more convenient for people than throwing all their waste into the car and hunting down a bottle bank and recycling station.

However, recycling isn’t just for cans, bottles and wrappers. In fact, there are lots of items that can be recycled these days and mobile phones are amongst them.

Why recycle mobile phones?

Most mobile phones contain toxic substances which can leak into the environment and cause damage when they are thrown into landfill sites. It has been estimated that the average household in the UK has at least four unused mobile phones or tablets lying around and collecting dust in various drawers, cupboards and garages. Of course, when consumers upgrade their phones, they (usually) throw their old mobile phones away. This means that millions of toxic phones could potentially be going into landfill sites each year and causing our planet serious, irreparable harm.

At Mazuma Mobile we encourage you to sell your old mobile phones, doesn’t matter how old they are or which phone manufacturer, we can recycle them and put them to good use. This will help to ensure that landfill sites become less contaminated and reduce further damage to our wounded planet. In addition to this, you can get cash for selling your mobile at Mazuma Mobile!

What happens to recycled phones?

We aim to make the process of recycling mobile phones just as easy as recycling cans, bottles and wrappers. First off, we will reimburse anyone who sends us their phone with a nice cheque, bank transfer or Argos voucher for the sum they were promised online. Next, we will send their phone to a part of the world where it will be very much appreciated (i.e. the developing world). Indeed, people in places like Asia, Africa and the Indian sub-continent will benefit greatly from having a working mobile phone as communications in some parts of the developing world are very limited indeed.

Whilst this type of recycling may be a little unorthodox, it is very effective and without doubt, incredibly worthwhile. If your phone cannot be reused by others, we will ensure it is recycled in the most environmentally-friendly way.

Read more about how Mazuma recycles old phones and how easy selling your mobile phone is with us!

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