Give Your Old Phone a New Home
Unipart has joined forces with automotive industry charity BEN to set up a recycling service for unwanted mobile phones. Collection points will be installed across Unipart’s sites and BEN will mail 25,000 pre-paid envelopes to its supporters encouraging them to join in.
For each phone received, Unipart will donate £3 to BEN, helping them carry out their work. Unipart Group Chief Executive, John Neill, said: “BEN is a charity close to our hearts at Unipart because of our automotive industry heritage.
“This scheme, devised by our graduate trainees, is a genuine win, win for both charity and the environment. Even the oldest phones can yield valuable parts and recyclable materials while others can go more or less straight back into use in the developing world.
There are estimated to be 75 million unused old phones in the UK.