The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust is calling on people to help turn old mobile phones into much needed funds for the organisation. Every mobile phone recycled through The Recycling Appeal will help the Trust raise money for vital conservation work. For each recyclable mobile phone, up to £10 will be donated to the Trust.
PR Officer, Rachel Shaw, said: "It is estimated that over 8 million mobile phones were bought and exchanged this Christmas alone. Unfortunately the old ones usually end up binned, or are thrown in a cupboard or drawer, adding to the thousands of redundant mobiles piling up across Lincolnshire. These phones could be recycled and re-used, and kept out of landfill sites where they can cause pollution – as they slowly break down, chemicals can leak into the surrounding soil."
To participate in this eco-friendly fundraiser, simply collect a freepost envelope from:
- Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust Headquarters, Banovallum House, Horncastle LN9 5HF
- The Wildlife Gift Shop, Castle Square, Lincoln LN1 3AA
- Gibraltar Point Visitor Centre, Skegness PE24 4SU
- Far Ings Visitor Centre, Barton-upon-Humber DN18 5RG
- The Education Centre, Whisby Nature Park, Lincoln LN6 9BW
Or go to: The Recycling Appeal website
Most mobiles received by the Recycling Appeal are repaired and sold on as working phones. Those that can’t be repaired are sent to the Appeal's end of life recycling partner, to have all precious metals extracted, and any remaining materials smelted for energy recovery. Where reuse or recycling is not possible the Appeal uses the Best Practicable Environmental Option (BPEO) for waste disposal.