Denmark starts phone recycling campaign

The Danish government has launched a campaign aimed at persuading children to deliver their used mobile telephones for recycling. More than half of all children over eight own a mobile phone, and tend to replace it on average every 18 months, the environmental protection agency (EPA) said in a statement. The environment ministry had previously expressed concern at the low take-back rate for discarded mobiles and other small electronic devices, for which EU recycling targets will apply from 2006 (EED 27/01/04). See press release.

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