Mobile phone recycling scheme launched
A garden centre has launched a new mobile phone recycling scheme to help the environment and raise money for charity.
The Somerset-based Monkton Elm Garden and Pet Centre is offering customers the opportunity to get rid of their old handsets and help raise funds for the animal charity PDSA.
Monkton Elm's manager, Norma Moore told the Somerset County Gazette: "We thought it would be a good idea for our customers to be able to donate their old and unwanted mobiles phones to charity."
Elinor Martin, PDSA corporate fundraising manager, added that every phone would be recycled and that the charity could get £5 per phone.
The money raised will be put towards providing free care for sick and injured pets to those who struggle to pay.
More and more consumers are being encouraged to recycle old mobile phones as companies become more aware of their responsibility towards the environment.
Previously, many mobiles ended up in landfill sites or the sea, but many firms now recycle them and will even pay for old handsets.
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