When it comes to mobile phones I'm a bit of a techno-Luddite - Blackberry aside, I am proud to say I have only ever owned two...both of which still work! For others tho, there is clearly the need to get the latest gizmo before you've barely learnt how to use the last one.
But apart from the sustainability issues involved in keeping up with (and fuelling) this demand for the new, there's also the question of disposal. Because. apparently, two thirds of us Brits don't know how to recycle their old phones, and 1 in 5 just dump them straight in the bin…even if they're still working.
To help do their bit to address this, Tesco Mobile wants to encourage us to recycle more. How? By bribery basically (but if it works...!). They are offering free airtime (up to £70), clubcard points or a charitable donation if you dispose of your phone thru their new scheme. And you don't have to even be a customer.
As they say, every little helps.