Mobile phones/Music players/Sat navs

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Mobile phones/Music players/Sat navs

An estimated ninety million unused phones are lying in drawers and cupboards across the UK and only about 20% of mobiles are recycled. Mobiles can be reused and if broken can be recycled to raise money for charities.


Second-hand, reconditioned or remanufactured mobile phones are available through various second-hand electronic goods shops and online. Buying a second-hand mobile phone is likely to save you money and will also help prevent mobile phones that are in good condition from being disposed of in landfill. For local contacts check the Yellow Pages or see W: www.yell.com.


Repair when possible. For local contacts check the Yellow Pages or see W: www.yell.com.


Many phone stores offer a 'Take-Back' scheme and some charity shops have collection boxes for mobiles and their accessories.


The following charities/organisations collect unwanted mobile phones (and sometimes their chargers) to raise funds. Many also accept PDAs, Sat Navs, MP3 players, digital cameras and GPS units:

Help Friends of the Earth raise funds by recycling your mobile phone with them.

Childline: T: 0207 825 2521
E: mobilephone@childline.org.uk.

Feed the Children: Request a freepost envelope by phone or see the website for details: 
T: 0845 130 2010
W: www.feedthechildren.co.uk.

Green Source Solutions: 
T: 0117 304 2396 
E: shop@greensource.co.uk

Age UK (Help the Aged): Hand in to shops (See CHARITY SHOPS) or post to:

Age Concern and Help the Aged Recycling
Greener Solutions, FREEPOST
LON17592
CR4 3UZ
T: 0207 239 1869
W: www.ageuk.org.uk

Royal Voluntary Service: You can email them and request a freepost envelope or visit their website.

T: 01875 811011
E: edinburghcityhub@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk
W: www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

Out of the blue Arts and Education Trust: Place mobiles into the box in the cafe:

36 Dalmeny Street
Edinburgh
EH6 8RG
T: 0131 555 7131
W: www.outoftheblue.org.uk

Oxfam: Hand into shops (See CHARITY SHOPS) or if you have fewer than twenty phones post to:

Oxfam Bring Bring Scheme
FREEPOST, LON 16281
London
WC1N 3BR
T: 0870 752 0999

Waste Innovations (Kilcheran): 
T: 0131 661 6615
W: www.wasteinnovations.com

Woodland Trust: Post to:

Woodland Trust
FREEPOST
ShP Solutions
W: www.woodlandtrust.org.uk


Recycling Appeal

If you want to set up your own scheme to raise money for a local charity, school or community group download a starter pack from:

W: www.recyclingappeal.com.


Many supermarkets have pre-paid envelopes in which to send mobiles for recycling.


Contacts for selling your old mobile:

Greener Solutions: W: www.greenersolutions.com.


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