Vodafone Germany to recycle 1 million old mobile phones from Africa

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Vodafone Germany plans to recycle more than 1 million old mobile phones from Africa, the telecoms firm said on Tuesday. The Dutch firm Closing the Loop will help in the endeavour to gather old phones primarily from Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon and transport them to Europe for recycling there. The project is a good start for setting new standards for a circular economy, Andreas Laukenmann, head of the private customer division at Vodafone Germany said. “Recycling isn’t enough. The life span must also be made longer,” he said. Vodafone said it would not only collect electronic waste originating f…

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