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Orange Gets Cranking on Recycling

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

orange-logoI would really want to know what mobile phone manufacturers do with electronic devices when you trade them in. That aside, I am all for any group that wants to lessen the carbon footprint of our society. Electronic devices are usually made of both non-biodegradable and often times toxic substances. Most of the materials in the batteries and LCD screens should never be disposed of haphazardly. I think any company that offers a trade in deal for old electronics is doing the whole world a favor. Orange UK is now opening its doors to everyone with electronic devices to get rid of.

It does not matter if you are on a different network, you do not even need to be disposing of a mobile phone; they will even take laptops and MP3 players. Well, you could opt to auction your old gear online, so Orange is offering some pretty competitive second hand prices for buying old stuff. If you want a little point of comparison, the Sony Ericsson C905 will still fetch around £75. Not a bad deal for an old model, and you would certainly have to sucker someone else to buy it for higher.  The best part is that you can have your items appraised and not trade in if you do not like the price.

Orange UK’s “Recycle & Reward” is currently underway and I have no idea until when they will be holding this. The biggest drawback for me is that you have to wait for a while for the payback on your traded device as the check will be sent after a week. Considering that there’s a postal strike at the moment, I’m not too keen on having anything sent through the mail. Oh yeah, they’re also offering data transfer services too, but you will have to pay extra if you are not an Orange UK subscriber.