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Recycling cellphones

Around 44% of old cellphones are lying around unused. Between 65% and 80% of the material content of a cellphone can be recycled or re-used… Now you are able to deposit old cellphones at cellphone outlets in South Africa for recycling…

Vodacare has implemented an e-waste disposal process at its outlets (Somerset Mall, Tyger Valley, Canal Walk), and Nokia has placed e-waste bins at various other outlets (find them here). So take the opportunity to deliver your old, unused cellphones there.

Greenpeace has in the meantime published their Guide to Greener Electronics, that features a user-friendly, rankings dashboard.

The guide ranks the 17 top manufacturers of personal computers, mobile phones, TV’s and games consoles according to their policies on toxic chemicals, recycling and climate change.

Nokia is highly rated, but the traditional PC manufacturers lag far behind.

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2 Responses to “Recycling cellphones”

  1. Melisha says:

    How can I get actively involved wit e-waste?

  2. Ralph Pina says:

    I suggest that you contact the e-Waste Association of SA – http://www.ewasa.org – and develop some ideas from there.

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