Mobile & inkjet recycling push
A recycling business has launched an innovative recycling appeal for Comic Relief. The deadline for sending in your unwanted mobile phones and inkjet cartridges is 15 April...
As a representative of leading recycling company Eurosource, I was delighted to be part of the recent Red Nose Day Recycling Appeal launch. Eurosource has pledged recycle old mobile phones and empty inkjet printer cartridges to raise funds for Comic Relief - for everything recycled, we'll give money to this excellent charity.
Although it was only launched in February, there has been a great response. This innovative appeal doesn't ask anyone to part with their cash. They can simply donate something that would probably have ended up in the bin!
Unlike many fundraisers, it's not just the charity which gains - the benefits are far wider. Our environment is being damaged more and more by pollution, and mobiles and cartridges contribute to this when they are binned because they end up in landfill sites. Recycling them allows them to be refurbished or refilled, and most importantly reused - many even end up in developing countries where landline infrastructure is scarce.
So readers, search your cupboards for your old mobiles, and please stop binning your inkjet cartridges! Instead, post them to:
Red Nose Day Recycling Appeal
FREEPOST NAT 1990
Address labels can be downloaded at www.recyclingappeal.com/rednoseday where you can also find out exactly how much will go to Comic Relief for your old mobiles and inkjet cartridges - please note that we can't recycle Epson cartridges.
If you work in an office and you've got large toner cartridges to donate, please DO NOT send them to the address above. Once you have 10 or more, give us a call on 08712 50 50 50 and we'll send a courier to collect them FREE.
Please post anything you wish to donate by April 15 so we can get the proceeds to Comic Relief on time - and thanks again to readers who have already shown their support.
Eurosource specialise in helping charities, schools, nurseries, scout groups, community groups and other organisations raise funds through collecting and recycling used printer cartridges and mobile phones. Used laser, toner and inkjet cartridges can be turned into cash to fund your organisation. Eurosource Europe is the umbrella company for the Recycling Appeal, Recycool and Scouts Appeal. Organisations raising money through recycling include: Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, RSPB, Marie Curie Cancer Care, RNIB, NIHC and the Hospice Foundation (partnered with Tesco Ireland). www.esel.co.uk For details of their Red Nose Day appeal visit http://recyclingappeal.com/rednoseday/