Be eco-responsible and recycle your phone

Pressure from local and national authorities is always rising to encourage the average citizen to take an active part in recycling in general. There is almost no neighborhood now that does not have access to the standard recycling bins in the hope that the population will use them effectively. Whilst these projects have been carried out successfully and citizens seem to be more aware of…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…