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Phone recycling boost in France

Scientists at the University of Lorraine in France have set an ambitious target of collecting 10 000 used mobile phones…

High hopes for African phone battery programme

Phone recycler Closing the Loop of the Netherlands has developed a pilot to ship more than five tonnes of mobile…

Dave the dismantler for iPhones

Apple has unveiled its latest recycling innovation — a phone dismantling robot called ‘Dave’. The system was specifically designed to…

Phone recycling scheme rakes in three million handhelds

Telecommunications company O2 says its phone recycling programme in the UK has kept more than three million handsets from landfill…

These phones were saved from the dump

Dutch company Closing The Loop has set up a smartphone collection network in Africa so these once valued handhelds may…

Salvaging ‘lost phones’ from Africa’s waste graveyard

Around 2 million mobile phones have been diverted from e-scrap burning operations in developing countries thanks to Closing the Loop….

Samsung makes phone recycling pact to end mobile graveyard

Did you know there are already 1 billion more mobile phones in the world than people? And yet, little over…

Chicago one of the top 10 cities for phone recycling

US consumers throw away almost 150 million mobile phones every year while no more than 20% get recycled, according to…

Dallas Zoo saves the gorillas, one phone at a time

With Spring upon us, nature is awakening. Dallas Zoo in the US has just welcomed its first new-born gorilla of…

Millions of old phones gathering dust in Australian homes

Are you the type to gift the latest smartphone to a loved one during the holidays? Next time, think again….

Phones from the future: foldable and fully recyclable

A group of Australian experts has invented a semiconductor that could open the door to a new generation of ‘flexible’…