According to O2, an estimated 90 million handsets are lying redundant in draws or cupboards around the country. If that's true there's an awful lot of money to be made with the operator's new scheme, O2 Recycle. Customers of any network can send their unwanted phones to O2 Recycle who are working in tandem with recycling specialists Redeem PLC, who will in turn receive a cash sum depending on how new the phone is and that it is in complete working order. In fact the scheme is open to mp3 players, digital cameras, satellite navigation systems and all manner of other electronic devices.
With every recycled device received, O2 will also donate £1 to their chose charity, "It's your community". It's hoped that O2 Recycle will help limit the number of handsets that end up in landfills.
To find out how you recycle your old handsets with O2 Recycle, visit www.o2recycle.co.uk.