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Anniversary for GRC Wireless: seven million phones later

United States – US firm GRC Wireless has recycled 7 million mobile phones since its launch 15 years ago. This…

Less than 10% of China’s ‘sleeping’ phones recycled

Asia – There were a total of 1.306 billion mobile phone users in China in 2015, according to the country’s…

More growth for US mobile phone recycling sector

United States – Revenue for the US mobile phone recycling industry is estimated to reach US$ 827.5 million over the…

Tokyo’s Olympic medals could be made from smartphones

Asia – In order to make medals for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, organisers are considering mining Japan’€™s vast…

Consumers want more recycling, not more new phones

Global – A larger display, thinner case, better camera – three reasons why consumers abandon their old phones and switch…

Partnership to tackle phone recycling in Ghana

Africa – Vodafone Ghana and e-scrap recycling firm Recell Ghana have launched an initiative to significantly boost domestic collection and…

Apple creates iRobot to tackle unwanted phones

United States – Apple has unveiled a robotic system called Liam to take apart post-consumer iPhones and recover valuable materials…

Call2Recycle sets battery and phone collection record

North America – Compliance scheme Call2Recycle has cited enhanced consumer awareness in both the USA and Canada as the main…

A new life for Malaysia’s unwanted phones

Asia – The Malaysian government has joined forces with industry players to launch the ‘Old Phone, New Life’ e-scrap scheme….

US phone recycling industry ‘poised for growth’

United States – Revenues for the US mobile phone recycling industry will see a notable increase until at least 2019,…

Cell phone ‘victory’ for US recyclers

United States – US president Barack Obama’s signing of the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act has been hailed…