According to the Australian mobile phone industry around 280 tonnes of mobile phones, batteries and accessories have been processed for recycling in the past four years. This equates to around...

According to the Australian mobile phone industry around 280 tonnes of mobile phones, batteries and accessories have been processed for recycling in the past four years.  This equates to around 1.1 million batteries and 435,000 handsets.

With the increase in mobile phone sales and the trend looking like that of PC Software (i.e. once you buy it it’s out of date within 1 week) – mobile phones are set to take a new stance in the environment.

Instead of filling that bottom draw or the nearest bin with your old handheld, UK engineers at the University of Warwick (along with PVAXX Research and Development and Motorola) have come up with a new solution.  They have developed a mobile phone case that contains an embedded seed in a small transparent window.

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