Sainsburys Supermarkets Offering Mobile Phone Charger Recycling

Published by Stephen Roper on Tagged Fonehub

UK Supermarket Sainsbury’s is urging customers to dig out any unwanted mobile phone chargers and drop them into their stores during August.

The supermarket will allow you to drop off old mobile chargers in the entrance to their stores. They are hoping to collect over 150,000 old chargers between now and the 28th August.

The new initiative is part of the Sainsbury’s make a difference campaign where the supermarket focuses on different environmental issues.

Neil Sachdev, property director of Sainsbury’s said “We’re really excited to see how much of a difference we can make. Only 280,000 chargers are currently recycled each year in the UK, so if we hit our target of 150,000, we could increase mobile charger recycling rates by over 50%.”

Its been estimated that there are around 20 million unused mobile phone chargers in the UK which adds up to 5000 tonnes of waste that could be recycled.

Most mobile recycling sites will take any unwanted accessories with your old mobile handset and recycle them correctly but they do not offer any cash for them. If your mobile phone is worth more than £50 and your recycle it at Fonehub you can also get extra cash for the the original hands free kit, bluetooth headset or travel charger.

Recycle your old mobile and accessories at Fonehub here




2 Responses to “Sainsburys Supermarkets Offering Mobile Phone Charger Recycling”

  1. maggie james Says:

    is the scheme still running at sainsburys for recycling chargers

  2. Sell Old Mobile Phone Says:

    No the charge recycling scheme finished at Sainsburys on the 28th August 2010. However if you are selling an old mobile phone worth over £50 you can also sell the accessories for extra cash at:

    http://www.selloldmobilephone.co.uk/fonehub

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