Tesco launches mobile phone recycling scheme: Christmas makes people throw old phones

Tesco it seems wants too make a difference and that is because there are around 11 million people that will get a new mobile phone over the Christmas period and with these people getting new phones they happily throw away their old ones not thinking about recycling them, out of the 11 million people getting new phones it has been reported that around 20% of people in the UK just throw away their old handsets even if they work or not. This Citing data was from a recent Tesco Mobile survey.

The survey also reported that two-thirds of Brits have not got a clue about recycling their gadgets like mobile phones and the worst offenders are the under-25s, 36% of this age group admit to not knowing where their nearest recycling plant is situated.

Chief executive officer of Tesco Mobile Andy Dewhurst says “These results are very worrying. We’ve decided to take positive steps in response to these findings and have recently launched an online mobile recycling service — www.tescomobilerecyle.com and re-launched our recycling envelopes in stores with the aim of recycling 1 million mobile phones in the next year alone, helping to reduce the number of handsets that go on the scrap heap and making it even easier for our customers to recycle easily”.

Well now we will let you know how you can recycle you old mobile phones — Welcoming the all new Tesco Mobile Recycle which will let you recycle any working mobile phone online and earn recycling rewards of up to £70 of Tesco Mobile airtime plus 300 Green Clubcard Points, Tesco gift vouchers or you can donate £3 to the British Red Cross.

Please visit the all new Tesco Mobile Recycle website (Link shown below) and please select their chosen handset to see what rewards they can get for recycling, then select and input details to receive a postage paid envelope. When Tesco Mobile receive and have checked your mobile phone you sent you will then receive their recycling rewards.

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One thought on “Tesco launches mobile phone recycling scheme: Christmas makes people throw old phones”

  1. 1985jack000 says:

    In theory, this is a great idea. When put into practice, it is not. I tried trading in my Samsung CorbyPro and was offered £45. Brilliant said I, and went for it. Well in a nutshell, nine weeks, three recycling pack requests, numerous un-answered e-mails and a fed up customer later, I received all three packs on the same day. So I sent off my mobile in the little Jiffy Bag and (this is the positive part) only 4 days later I received my gift card, for £25 pounds. They didn't ask me if I would like £25 or my phone back, just sent it out. Now I am too fed up to even TRY to argue with them as they do not have a contact telephone number and do not seem to reply to any e-mails. Needless to say, next time I'll just give my phone to charity. Thanks for listening! Good bye.

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