The average mobile phone user will replace their handset once every 18 months. It is estimated that less than 20% of all unused mobile phones in the UK are currently recycled. Estimates state that close to 90 million phones are hiding in drawers and cupboards across the UK (11.250 tonnes) - these weigh almost six times as much as the London Eye!
For more information about
our services and to see how we can help you then call:
Freedom Salvage is a trading name
of Freedom Social Enterprises.
01271 321171 or
South West operates a recycling scheme known as “Freedom
Initiative South West is a licensed waste
carrier and broker and provides a range of recycling
services to businesses, charities and social landlords.
collect Textiles (clothing, shoes, bedding), wood, metals
and a range of domestic items such as CD’s, DVD’s, old
mobile phones and inkjet cartridges.We can offer collections
door to door or through dedicated recycling points at your
premises or workplace. ISW provides a range of bins
and collection bags to suit customer’s needs.
contact us for more information.
Only 16% of used textiles are recycled in the UK. 63% were disposed of into landfill. The balance of 21%, equivalent to 397,000 tonnes or just over 6kg per head of population per year, is presumed to be increasing the total stocks of clothing and other textiles held by householders.