Recycling Week! Bring Your Old Phones to London Station!

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

“Liverpool Street Station, London” by Ian Carroll, CC BY

This week is Recycling Week. Network Rail and mobile operator O2 have started a great campaign, too. From yesterday you are able to ditch your old mobile devices at the specified recycling points in central London. More specifically – the Liverpool Street station. You have the whole week including Sunday to do so!

As a part of the National Recycle Week there will be recycle tubes sprinkled all around the station. The idea is to have sustainable and secure collection points where you can dispose of your old mobile phones. Of course, the materials will be reused for the creation of various items.

The best part of the whole ordeal is, that the money raised through the recycling initiative will go to the Railway Children, a charity for homeless runaway children. Lookout made a research and estimated there are about 28 million unused phones being stored in homes throughout the UK. However, according to O2 the number could be even bigger! They believe the number goes up to 70 millions.

The drop off points for phone recycling will be available throughout 16-22 June. So don’t miss your chance to help a charity! Yes, even something as simple as that helps immensely if done in numbers. We will surely go and help with whatever we can, not as a company, but as people.

There is an extra event, which just so coincides with the National Recycling Week. It’s an exhibition at the Science Museum. There, each one of us can sort, collect and photograph the museum rubbish, collected in a month.

The artist is Joshua Sofaer, who had a show at Tate Modern. He is now displaying art from remodelled waste. His idea is “to showcase the value and beauty that can be found in the waste we produce”.

The exhibition is called “The Rubbish Collection” and will be showing from now until 14 September. You have more than enough time to go see it if you feel intrigued.

Rubbish Begone will be there, will you?

Also check out our waste and recycling facts PDF by clicking here!