3’s campaign to recycle old mobiles

UK’s video mobile network 3 is launching today a handset recycling scheme, hoping to raise £40,000 for two organizations, Brainwave, a charity for children with special needs and Groundwork, an environmental regeneration charity.

Old mobiles deposited into recycling boxes located in 3 stores around the UK will be dispatched to the Fonebak recycling centre where they will be assessed for suitability for reuse and if that is not possible elements will be recycled: batteries go to a specialist battery recycler, metals are extracted and used again, plastics are either recycled and reused, or incinerated, with the energy produced used for heating.


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