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February 19, 2015

O2 Recycle reveal Brits have collected a total of £100 million from recycling their old mobile phones

441561409_640Figures released today by O2 Recycle reveal that environmentally-savvy Brits have been given a total of £100 million for choosing to recycle their old mobile phones and devices, rather than leaving them forgotten in their drawers at home.

  •         1.4 million devices repurposed through O2 Recycle to date
  •         If stacked on top of each other, the gadgets would reach Space and back
  •         And through this recycling, 142,000kg of waste has been removed from landfill, the equivalent of nearly 12 London Routemaster buses
  •         Apple iPhones were the most recycled gadget in 2014
  •         Green Alliance currently estimates that in the UK alone there are around 76 million phones left unused around people’s homes, worth an estimated £3 billion
  •         Bristol is the UK’s number one city for recycling mobile devices

See below for the full release, including quote from Jonathon Porritt, Founder Director & Trustee of Forum for the Future.

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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini