Mobile phone recycling 'to teach kids about being green'

16/04/2010

Mobile Phone Recycling To Teach Kids About Being Green

A headteacher at a primary school is encouraging her pupils to become more environmentally friendly by taking part in a mobile phone recycling scheme.

Diana Palin, of Wincham Community Primary School, told the Northwich Guardian that as well as helping to raise money for the school, the mobile phone recycling scheme can help to teach youngsters about being green.

She said the project "delivers a message to our children of the need to conserve energy and to recycle any goods that we can".

Recycling bins are available in classrooms for used mobiles and parents have been informed all phones handed in will have their memory wiped, including text history, phonebooks, pictures and videos.

Furthermore, handsets that are broken can also be collected and recycled at the school.

A recent survey by Halifax found 74 per cent of children own a mobile phone, with the average bill coming out at £104.04 a year.

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Posted by Ryan White