mobile phone recycling
Mobile phone manufacturers urged to explore circular economy
Mobile phone manufacturers have been urged to implement a new business model that accounts for longer-lasting batteries and greater recyclability options as customers become disillusioned with the frequency of model upgrades.
O2 customers recycle two million mobiles through the Think Big programme
Mobile phone provider O2 has revealed that its customers have saved more than £135m since 2009, by recycling old mobiles through the company's Think Big programme.
Making obsolescence obsolete: a mobile concept
While society and the economy have benefited from the swift growth of smartphone technology, it has also led to an unsustainable disposable model with billions of used smartphones discarded every year, reports Leigh Stringer
£1.2m funding to boost recycling in London boroughs
London boroughs have received new funding to help improve recycling rates in the capital.
Major smartphone companies tackle illegal tin mining concerns
Nokia, Sony, Blackberry, Motorola and LG Electronics have released statements reiterating their commitment to tackling the environmental impact of Indonesian tin production associated with the firms supply chains.
E-waste firm Redeem 'fastest growing' recycler in UK
WEEE specialist Redeem has been named as the UK's fastest growing recycling company in terms of revenue according to an annual waste industry league table.
O2 launches business mobile phone recycling service
O2 has renewed its mobile phone recycling contract with Redeem as it looks to widen its phone recovery service to corporate clients.
Pressure mounts for eco-design incentive under WEEE Directive
The Government has been called upon to kick-start individual producer responsibility (IPR) in the UK by incentivising manufacturers to design electrical and electronic goods that are easier to reuse or recycle.
Consumers sitting on e-waste cash mountain
British households are individually throwing away £800 worth of electrical appliances every year that could be reused or recycled according to new research.
Recycling and charity partnership launches
The Recycling Factory has launched a new recycling partnership with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) in a bid to help it raise £75,000 in donations this year.
It's good to talk CR
Phone company T-Mobile has been engaged with corporate responsibility initiatives for years. They just haven't told anybody what they've been up to