The publication of a new Green Manifesto could buoy consumers with environmental concerns, such as those recycling used mobiles.
Put together by the GSM Association (GSMA) in partnership with the Climate Group, the paper looks at ways in which the telecommunications industry can cut waste and reduce carbon emissions.
The proposals suggest bringing down greenhouse gas levels and improving the life cycle of related equipment by 40 per cent before 2020.
Also recommended were more partnerships between manufacturers, vendors and others in the sector to help lessen the energy consumption of modern mobile phones.
Rob Conway, GSMA chief executive officer, said: "Mobile technologies are at the forefront of a new energy information revolution and have a major role to play in helping individuals and businesses cut their emissions and save money."
This week the organisation announced the winners of its Asian awards, with the Nokia N97 Mini named Best Mobile Broadband Handset/Device.
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Posted by Joanne Grimshaw