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Last Updated: Sunday, 16 July 2006, 10:56 GMT 11:56 UK
Phone recycling hailed a success
Hundreds of mobile phones have been handed in as part of a drive to encourage people to recycle unwanted items at home.

Lincolnshire County Council joined forces with conservation charity, the Woodland Trust in March to get people to recycle mobile phones.

Six hundred phones have been collected so far and these are being repaired and sent to developing world countries.

Campaigners said mobile phones could take up to 1,000 years to decompose.

The phones will also be made into stationery including pens, pencils and rulers.

Money generated by the scheme will be used to plant trees in the UK.




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