Big Increase in Mobile Recycling Rates Expected in 2010

Published by Stephen Roper on Tagged Recycling

Recent research has found that mobile recycling in the UK is set to increase at a faster rate than ever before in 2010.

When it was revealed last year that over 90 million old mobile phones are sat unused around people’s homes and a further 3 million people were upgrading their phones every year, many businesses took notice. The business community released that there is a lot of money to made by recycling and reusing old mobile phones.

This has led to a massive rise in the number of websites offering mobile recycling services to consumers in exchange for cash. The newest mobile recycling sites to appear online include Phone Recycle Bank and RPC Recycle as well as many others.

In the last year many mobile phone drop off points have also appeared in local communities where old handsets can be donated to help charities or just disposed of correctly. Studies have found that the majority of people will only recycle if there is some form of incentive on offer so by offering cash or shopping vouchers, online mobile recyclers have been able to massively increase the amount of unwanted handsets that are being sent in to them.

Other electronic devices that have seen a recent increase in recycling rates include games consoles, digital cameras and MP3 players. These goods can be recycled using popular recycling sites, Mobile Phone Xchange or Greentec.

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