Vodafone Ghana in partnership with Recell Ghana Limited has launched a mobile phone re-cycling campaign to reduce improper disposal of electronic waste (e-waste) and promote re-cycling of unused phones.The re-cycling campaign to collect and dispose e-waste in an environmental-friendly manner, seeks to reduce mineral extraction and energy consumption in the manufacture of new phones.Nana YaaOfori-Koree, Head of Vodafone Ghana Foundation and Sustainability, said obsolete and irreparable handsets, like any e-waste could become a significant environmental issue if not disposed properly in a safe and secure manner.
Revealed: Top 30 Australian councils for recycling mobile phones
Thirty Australian local councils will compete to be named the country’s top mobile phone recycler in the MobileMuster Local Government Awards in Canberra in June.The awards will go to councils who have collected the most mobile phone components for recycling per head of their population between 1 May 2015 and 30 April 2016 in each state and nationally. The top council mobile collectors so far are: Bruce Rock Shire Council, WA; Burwood Council, NSW; District Council of Coober Pedy, SA; District Council of Orroroo-Carrieton, SA and the Shire of Kondinin, WA.
Mobile phone recycler Redeem announces new CEO
Redeem has appointed a new CEO.Paul Adams will take on the top job, having previously held operational positions in a number of organisations that have undergone acquisitions. This is something Redeem will look to take advantage of, revealing ambitions to grow ‘both organically and through acquisitions’.Setting out his targets for the business, Adams said: ‘I want Redeem to achieve a clear leadership position in our chosen markets, and for us to be the brand of choice for mobile network operators, manufacturers and consumers alike.