Leave Mobile Phones Off Landfills

Each year we Brits upgrade more than 20 million old mobile phones (some as new as a few months old!). In theory, that’s 20 million handsets annually winging their way to your local landfill for a dull thousand years or so spent degrading and decaying. Well, we assume that’s what they do. We quite simply don’t know how long it takes for materials like plastic…

Eco Friendly Solutions to Electrical Waste

The toaster exploded, your old mobile phones finally gave up the ghost, the washing machine just... stopped, and the ancient electric room heater has just about packed in. We live in a fairly disposable world, but it can’t stay this way for ever. Badly disposed-of e-waste can cause such environmental damage as widespread abandonment of hazardous chemicals, the loss of valuable resources (rare, valuable metals…

The Landfill Life of Your Mobile Phone

Many of the 20 million or so old mobile phones we upgrade annually in the UK end up at the back of a draw at home! However a massive number are simply deposited in the bin by their owners. A lot of folks are unaware of how easy it is to recycle mobile phones. Mobile phones contain peripheral substances that can be harmful to the…