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More than 80% of the respondents want new phones to be easily repairable, designed to last and produced without the use of hazardous chemicals

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.

More than half of the total number of recycled handsets were sent to O2 over the last two years, with 430,000 sent in 2015

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

The £1.2m fund will be used to improve or expand recycling collections at the kerbside

£1.2m funding to boost recycling in London boroughs

London boroughs have received new funding to help improve recycling rates in the capital.

Tin is used as solder in all phones and electronic gadgets and around a third of the world's mined tin comes from Bangka Island in Indonesia and neighbouring island Belitung

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.

Desire for the latest technology is creating value from older items

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

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