The number of Brits looking to recycle old mobiles could be set to rise, if the government gets its way.

According to the country’s leaders, the UK needs to reduce the amount of unwanted goods being disposed of at landfill sites.

Over the course of the next decade, the government plans to cut the volume of materials discarded in this way by 50 per cent.

It stated: "In ten years time, 75 per cent of household waste will either be recycled or used for energy and over time this figure will increase even further."

This comes after environment secretary Hilary Benn claimed the UK needs to become a "zero-waste nation".

Other plans the government intends to put into action in order to boost the country’s green credentials include greater investment in renewable sources of energy, more public awareness campaigns and higher levels of research.

Meanwhile, people looking to trade in an old mobile for one that is kinder to the planet may want to consider the Motorola Renew W233 – as this particular handset features recycled materials.

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Written by Mazuma

Mazuma Mobile is the UK's most trusted mobile phone recycling service.

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