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Thursday, March 25, 2010

UK mobile phone recycling doubles as the market gets tougher

Telecoms and IT industry analyst Ovum has calculated that around 8 million mobile phones were recycled in the UK in 2009. That's twice as many as were recycled two years ago.

The upward trend seems to be driven by financial rather than environmental benefits, with the UK having become the most developed and competitive handset recycling market in the world. Ovum estimates that 26.5% of the 30.2 million devices recycled in Western Europe last year were from the UK.

Jeremy Green, co-author of the Ovum report, said "The UK has seen an influx of online players that offer cash for old mobile phones. This increase in competition has resulted in a more cut-throat market and a commercial business model that has moved away from the original intention of responsible recycling and reducing landfill."

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Archana

3/26/2010 3:14 AM

if you recycle you old devices, you not only get a cash reward, but more importantly you get to do something good for the nature. It happens so that if the gadgets are thrown in dustbins, some of harmful element of these devices get exposed to the environment, and cause harm to the atmosphere to a considerably higher extent.


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Archana

3/26/2010 3:14 AM

if you recycle you old devices, you not only get a cash reward, but more importantly you get to do something good for the nature. It happens so that if the gadgets are thrown in dustbins, some of harmful element of these devices get exposed to the environment, and cause harm to the atmosphere to a considerably higher extent.

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