O2 Recycle Smashes World Mobile Recycling Record

Published by Stephen Roper on Tagged O2

Popular UK mobile recycler O2 Recycle has recently announced that they smashed the Guinness world record for the amount of mobile phones recycled in a week.

The online recycler attempted to break the record between the 7th – 13th October this year and beat the previous amount of 6,130 by recycling 10,310 old mobile phones in a single week.

Recycling company Redeem Plc who recycle and refurbish old mobile handsets and partner with many big companies also assisted in the record attempt by collecting and counting all the handsets.

Head of Sustainability at O2 Recycle, Bill Eyres said “This record attempt has helped the environment and recycled thousands of old mobile phones that were previously just sat around in people’s drawers and cupboards.”

As well as breaking the world record O2 Recycle also raised £28,176 for the charity that they support, Think Big. Think Big helps to turnaround and organize training for young people aged 13 – 25 living in the UK. All profits that are generated through the O2 Recycle website are donated to the Think Big charity.

It’s hoped that by taking part in initiatives like this world record O2 Recycle will help people to see that recycling mobiles is good for the environment and can help earn extra money for good causes.

In other news O2 Recycle has also recently announced that since launching they have now paid out a massive £20 million to their customers.

O2 is part of one of Europe’s biggest mobile networks, Telefonica who have over 37 million customers around the world. O2 Recycle has been created in partnership with one of the UK’s biggest recycling companies, Redeem Plc for both O2 and non O2 customers to recycle their unwanted gadgets in return for cash.

At O2 Recycle you can sell old mobile phones, SAT NAVs, digital cameras, MP3 players, iPods, handheld games consoles and tablet computers in return for cash. Both O2 and non O2 customers can sell unwanted items on their site. They pay up to £260 which is sent via cheque, straight into your bank account, added to your O2 bill or there is the option to donate it all to the O2 Think Big charity.

Recycle your unwanted mobiles and gadgets at O2 Recycle here

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