Unwanted Gadgets worth £762 million end up in landfill
8 February 2012
Recent figures show more than 17 million mobile phones, music players, sat navs and other electrical devices are dumped straight to landfill.
But the 1 in 3 adults who throws away one of the items would have received an average of £43.54 from a recycling centre, according to recent survey from mobile phone provider O2.
Despite containing harmful materials including lead and cadmium, it is not illegal to send the electricals to landfill.
Susanne Baker, senior policy adviser on climate change at EEF, the association representing British manufacturers: "Electronic equipment in particular is rich with materials which are in high demand but scarce supply.
"We know many manufacturers are worried about securing stable supplies of these materials at the right price."
Jonathan Porritt, founder and chairman of Forum for the Future, a charity dedicated to sustainable business, added: "In such difficult times, with austerity the order of the day, sustainability keeps on delivering real benefits for customers, communities and shareholders."
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