A survey has revealed that the British keep their old mobile phones once they have upgraded to another model, reports The Daily Telegraph. The survey suggests that around 90 million handsets have been kept as the research reveals that 52% keep old mobile phones just in case their current mobile is lost or stolen.
Over 68% admit that they have more than one mobile phone at home and only 22% admit to recycling their phones. Around 21% give their old mobiles to friends and family. But 4% just throw their old mobiles in the bin.
The manager of The Recycling Factory in Boston says that people seem to change their mobile phones whenever a new model is brought out. She says it’s important that people recycle their mobile phones to protect the environment and reduce landfill waste.
If people send their old mobile phones to The Recycling Factory they will receive a cheque for the value of the phone.
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