Mobile phone recycling doubled

Posted on 11th April, 2010

A report carried out by telecoms analysts Ovum has found that mobile phone recycling in the UK has doubled between 2008 and 2009. According to the research, eight million mobile phones were recycled in the UK in 2009, double the four million collected in 2008.

The report suggests that, unsurprisingly, this is due to the financial incentives offered for recycling mobile phones and the fact that there are a number of companies fighting for this business. It also found that most of these phones end up being re-used overseas rather than being recycled.