Mobile phones: recycling toxic metals slows in EUPublished by MAC on 2007-06-22
Mobile phones: recycling toxic metals slows in EU
22nd June 2007
It's an important question we've covered on this site for several years: what to do with the increasing amount of toxic metals from batteries used in mobile phones, once their usefulness is "outlived"?.
The EU has a plan to recycle up to 75% of batteries used within Europe, thus avoiding indiscriminate dumping, whether at home or in Asia and Africa - and reducing the mining of those metals in the first place.
However, even the target of collecting just 45% of batteries by 2012 is faltering.