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Video phones ready for recycling through joint scheme

Third-generation mobile phones can now be recycled with the launch of a joint scheme by Fonebak and the UKs first video-mobile network 3.

The handset-recycling initiative sees Fonebak deposit boxes installed at all 160 3 stores across the UK.

Phones that the company cant re-use are dismantled, the batteries are sent to a specialist recycler, the metals are re-used and the plastics are recycled or incinerated.

By launching the first video-phone recycling scheme, 3 hopes to raise £40,000 this year for childrens charity Brainwave and regeneration charity Groundwork.

Fonebak managing director Kathy Woodward said: We are very pleased that 3 has joined the Fonebak scheme as this will bring positive benefits to not only the environment but also to 3s chosen charities Brainwave and Groundwork.

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