Mobilising an office spring clean

April 2003
Management Services;Apr2003, Vol. 47 Issue 4, p6
Academic Journal
This paper describes the Ring in Spring project of Help the Aged, encouraging businesses to have a green spring clean by bringing in unwanted mobile phones for recycling, thereby helping Help the Aged to help older people in London, England. Unwanted mobile phones can be recycled into as much as £30 each by Help the Aged to help older people. the average mobile phone is replaced every 18 months amounting to 15 million phones being made redundant every year. Harmful substances in the phones will eventually contaminate the soil and water tables if they end life on a landfill site. So while old mobiles are office clutter and environmental hazards, they could be recycled safely to help an older person. Help the Aged will also accept very old or broken phones and ensure that they are disposed of in an environmentally friendly way if they have no value on the second hand phone market.


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