Give us a call before you ditch your old mobile
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 recycled mobile phones and empty inkjet printer cartridges to raise funds for Comic Relief. For everything recycled, we'll give money to this excellent charity.
I'd like to thank the readers who have already generously donated to the appeal. Although it was only launched recently, there has been a great response.
This innovative idea doesn't ask anyone to part with their cash - they can simply donate something that would probably otherwise end up in the bin.
Unlike many fundraisers, it's not just the charity that 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 allows them instead 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 the Red Nose Day Recycling Appeal, Freepost NAT 1990, Falkirk, FK2 9BR.
Address labels can be downloaded at www. recyclingappeal.
com/rednoseday, where you can also find out exactly how much money 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 have 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 505050 and we'll send a courier to collect them for free.
Please post anything you wish to donate by 15 April, so we can get the proceeds to Comic Relief on time - and thanks again to readers who have already shown their support.
Rob Morton, PR executive, Eurosource, Falkirk