A recycling company is providing Marie Curie Cancer Care shops with freepost bags for the recycling of mobile phones and ink cartridges, with the proceeds from their resale going to the charity.
Eurosource has contributed £1.2m to several charities through its recycling business, and has raised almost £40,000 for Marie Curie, since 2002. It hopes to increase this sum with the new shop-based initiative.
The ecological company sells the phones to 'remanufacturers' who repair the phones and resell them in developing countries. The ink cartridges are refilled with ink and sold to consumers at a discount. Both processes reduce the production of toxic waste.
Eurosource corporate responsibility executive Rob Morton said: "Through the charities' name, people are encouraged and motivated to donate old phones and cartridges. We act as a collection agent and give Marie Curie a hefty sum each year."