Monday, 24 August 2009
Friday, 21 August 2009
Reminds me of a story I used to read to my children when they were little.
About working boots and Sunday Boots, the Sunday boots were horrid to the working boots but guess what one day the Sunday boots were relegated to working boots and the working boots became flower planters.
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Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Monday, 17 August 2009
Reusing old mobile phones also creates social benefits for developing countries. Research shows that the high cost of handsets is the single largest barrier to mobile phone use in developing countries. By sending your old phone to FFI, you help make low cost handsets available to support development and close the digital divide.
An estimated 1.75 billion mobile phones are in circulation around the world, with 45 million in the UK alone.
Every hour, 1,712 mobile phones are replaced in the UK.
An estimated 90 million phones lie unused in the UK.
The cadmium from one mobile phone battery is enough to pollute 600,000 litres of water, which would fill 1/3 of an Olympic-sized swimming pool.
If all the mobile users in the UK threw away their old mobile phones when they upgraded, there would be £650,000 worth of silver sent to landfill a year.
For every phone received, FFI will receive about £5.
HOW TO DONATE YOUR OLD PHONE
Simply pop the phone in an envelope and post it to: Fauna & Flora International, FREEPOST ShP Solutions, Lancaster.Contact Charlotte Whitwell on (01223) 579471/ email@example.com to request a free supply of freepost mobile phone recycling bags.
Find out more about phone recycling with FFI here