Mobile phones GSM and 3G review 2008

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07.Phone recycling

Pile of old mobile phones

If you have a phone, battery or accessories you want to get rid of, don’t throw them in the bin.

That’s especially true for older-style NiCad batteries, which shouldn’t end up in landfill as toxic cadmium can potentially leak into waterways and damage the environment.

None of the tested models has a NiCad battery.

However, all battery types and the phone’s circuit boards and plastic housing contain resources that can be recovered and reused.Mobile phone recycling bin symbol

There’s a free recycling scheme called mobile muster initiated by AMTA and Planet Ark.

You can return your old phone, battery and accessories to any retail outlet featuring this symbol.


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