Recycling old and broken mobile phones

June 10th, 2008 by Richard Lord

If you have a mobile phone you no longer use or need or that is broken please bring it into the Airtel-Vodafone retail shop next to Boots in the High Street, St. Peter Port, Guernsey for recycling or for proper disposal.

For the remainder of this year Airtel-Vodafone in Guernsey will make a donation to G-CAN for most old, broken or no longer used mobile phones brought into their retail shop.

Airtel-Vodafone is using the company Greener Solutions to recycle old & broken mobile phones.

Greener Solutions produces monthly a pre-assigned value for each working mobile phone that is brought into the Airtel-Vodafone shop for recycling. This value can be used either for store credit to purchase a new mobile phone or the value can be assigned to charity.

If a mobile phone has a cracked screen or does not work it is worth 30% of the assigned value. If the mobile phone is so old that it has no assigned value then Airtel-Vodafone will donate £2.50 to charity in the customer’s name.

If the mobile is water damaged no store credit or donation will be made but Airtel-Vodafone will accept the telephone for proper disposal.

Old and broken mobile phones are recycled for their components and newer and working mobile phones are refurbished for sale elsewhere.

Please inform friends and work colleagues about this recycling programme.

Mobile phones contain heavy metals and should be recycled and not throw out with household garbage.

The added advantage of recycling mobile phones with Airtel-Vodafone is that for the remainder of this year G-CAN may receive a small financial donation.

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