Orange Tests Mobile Phone Recycling In Aid Of Charity

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 at 8:57 am

Orange is piloting a new scheme starting in Monmouth, Wales to recycle mobiles to raise money for charity.

The scheme will use the profits from all recycled mobiles in the area and send them to local causes in need of funding.

Orange’s research shows that citizens in Monmouth and the surrounding regions could have over 30,000 old mobiles in their homes that could be recycled.  These old mobiles could be worth as much as £280 or more.

Whether they are an Orange customer or not,  local residents are being encouraged to come in to the Orange store in Monmouth to drop off their old mobiles.
All the money raised will go towards two local causes:

  • Providing the students at Trellech Primary School with high-tech teaching equipment
  • Providing a new reception area for The Bridges Community Centre

The success  of this pilot scheme in Monmouth will determine whether or not it will be extended to other local communities around the UK.

Lisa Perez, the Orange store manager in Monmouth said:  “We are excited to be launching Orange’s first local charity scheme and given our store’s unique focus on community, we believe that Monmouth is the perfect location for such an offering.”

This pilot is part of Orange’s UK charity scheme, called ‘Orange Community’.  The scheme encourages Orange employees to raise money for charities including the Alzheimer’s Society, Guide Dogs for the Blind,  NSPCC and the Samaritans.

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