Mobile phone recycling could be encouraged in the north-west of England following one council’s move to cut waste.

As part of the Waste & Resources Action Programme (Wrap), Manchester City Council has revealed it will be the first in England to sign up to a new initiative entitled the Halving Waste to Landfill agreement.

Other companies including Asda, Marks & Spencer, Network Rail, Laing O’Rourke and Balfour Beatty have already confirmed their commitment to the programme and a Wrap spokesman advised on what these firm’s could expect.

Mike Watson, head of construction at the organisation, said: “Signatories to Wrap’s agreement will benefit not only from cost savings and greater resource efficiency, but also play their part in combating climate change.”

The move could inspire many to consider the future of their used mobile phones – which can be recycled online by trading them in for cash.

Wrap’s voluntary agreement was originally launched in October last year and now has more than 80 organisations on board.

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