The Importance of Recycling Mobile Phones and other household goods

People around the world are focusing on recycling their worldly possessions, with recycling and trading mobile phones being the latest popular initiative.  Local services say that they are now sending over half of the household waste they receive to a recycling facility. If you think about it, most of the things we throw away come from nature – either from the forests, the soil, rocks or even an oil field – it all has natural origins.

When recycling, your main focus should be to lower the sheer volume of resources that we take from nature, which in turn would also reduce to energy and water necessary to make new products from these materials.

Fortunately, most recycling efforts allow for the creation of new products using recycled materials. Even if you know a lot about recycling efforts, you might learn a few new things about how old products can be made new again. Did you know that most newspapers sold today are made of approximately 80% of recycled fibers? Green bottle are made up of approximately 85% recycled materials. Aluminum cans are extremely recyclable and can be back on the shelves containing new drinks in as little as 6 weeks after getting dropped in a local recycling bin. Over 80% of mobile phone components can be recycled, so check out the mobile phone valuation page and see how much you can get to recycle your mobile and help you wallet as well as your pocket.

Recycled plastic can be used to manufacture trash can liners, new plastic bottles, fencing materials, gardening trays, filling materials for sleeping bags and outdoor wear, office supplies and many other useful things. You can even purchase a water butt that is made completely out of recycled plastic.

You can find out more about the government’s efforts to make more products from recycled items by checking out the Waste and Resources Action Program. You can visit their site online at and find out more about the items created from recycled products that are now available for consumers to purchase.

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