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…

Green phone recycling- for cash

The components in old mobile phones can sometimes be surprisingly toxic. That’s not to say the phones themselves are dangerous- when they are in good working order there is nothing toxic about a mobile phone at all. It’s when they get damaged and the components start to break down that problems can occur. The batteries in particular often contain heavy metals that can be harmful…