Recycling for Schools is a scheme set up by mobile phone recycling giant, RPC Recycle.
Currently, it has been trialled in schools local to the company in Suffolk and Norfolk and has proved so successful that RPC intend to roll it out further. This is a way of teaching children valuable lessons about our planet and how we can all play a part in looking after it. It provides them with a chemistry and physics lesson about how all the different components are broken down and either re-used or recycled and it gets them invovled.
Any parent or teacher will tell you the best way for a child to learn anything is when they are actively involved in a process. Children have been pestering their parents for old, un-used mobile phones (and lets face it, we all have at least one kicking around in the back of the dusty junk drawer!) and taking them into school to drop into the recycling bin.
The bins are then emptied by RPC and the school receive a cash reward that goes towards educational equipment so the children see the added beenfit not just to the environment but to themselves as well. Anybody can get involved in this form of recycling by trading in their old mobile phone either for cash or as a trade offagainst a new phone. Alternatively, trade it in for another recycled phone – you’ll have an up to the minute mobile phone that is as good as new but without being responsible for leaching contaminants into the atmosphere!