Why you should recycle your mobile phones
by Fion MacCloud
May 21, 2008
Did you know there are schemes in place that will allow you to recycle your old mobile phones, but get paid to do so?
Most recycling and reuse schemes depend entirely on the good will of the person providing used goods for recycling.
There’s no cash incentive, just a sense of trying to do something right.
Re-use of mobile phones is different because it actually provides a cash incentive to recycle, which is great. It applies a positive principle of profiting from recycling.
If your phone is worth money for recycling, then the company will get your phone picked up and pay your money straight into your bank account.
My only complaint is that the recycling options aren’t as comprehensive as I’d like to see – my original phone is apparently worth £0, though to be fair it is very old and basic.
However, it’s encouraging to see market forces help push the recycling process.
While I appreciate it’s nice to feel a sense of well-being to recycle what you can, among the larger masses, maybe a money incentive can help accelerate the process?
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