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Recycle old phones and help guide dogs
8:26am Thursday 1st January 2009 in News
TWO organisations want your old phones.
As many people receive new mobile phones as Christmas presents, Guide Dogs is asking people to send them their old mobiles and other items to raise money for the charity whilst doing their bit for the environment as well.
Dorset Wildlife Trust is also offering a recycling service to help the environment.
Mobile phones which are thrown away in the rubbish take 1,000 years to decompose.
Nick Hardy of Guide Dogs said: “The end of the year provides the perfect excuse to get rid of items which are cluttering up the house like old mobile phones, foreign coins, or jewellery you no longer wear.
“You might not want these items any more but we certainly do and by sending them to us you’ll also be doing your bit for the environment.
“It costs £10 a day to breed, train and support each guide dog so every item we receive will make a huge difference to the lives of blind and partially sighted people.”
Meanwhile Dorset Wildlife Trust marketing manager Kizzy Brown said: “By choosing to recycle your unwanted mobile phone, you can help to reduce pollution, conserve resources and raise funds to continue our conservation work.”
Put your old phone in an envelope and send it to: Wildlife Trust Recycling Appeal (Dorset), Freepost RRXH-HUCY-BCZS, Falkirk, FK2 9BR. To support Guide Dogs contact 0845 6039779 or visit: www.guidedogs.org.uk/recycle