Consumers in the UK Need to Get Wise On Mobile Phone Recycling

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 at 3:37 pm

Many UK consumers seem to be looking the proverbial gift horse in the mouth when it comes to getting the most cash for their old mobile phones.  Owners of the most popular phones for recycling are faring particularly badly.  Mobile phone recycling price comparison sites are highlighting wide discrepencies in the prices paid for popular phones such as the Sony Ericsson Yari.   Some mobile phone recyclers pay as much as £95 for the Yari, while the worst payers are only offering £25.

With new models appearing frequently and the tendency for consumers to upgrade at the end of their contract term, there is a steady stream of redundant mobiles.  Phones in good condition can be usefully deployed to the developing world and recyclers often give worthwhile prices for these mobiles.  Many useful materials can be recovered and re-used from those phones unfit for further use.  Many people are becoing increasingly aware of their impact on the planet and are looking for opportunities to recycle more.  Mobile phone recyclers are keen to help by making the process rewarding and straightforward.

Mobile phone price comparison sites such as are helping people get the best deal on their old mobiles and at the same time helping the environment by ensuring phones are recycled safely and responsibly.

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