HC Deb 27 July 1998 vol 317 c52W
Mr. Levitt

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if she will list the recycling schemes for mobile telephones which have been notified to her Department. [51401]

Mr. Nigel Griffiths

A number of companies, including Alcatel, Ericsson, Motorola, Nokia, and Panasonic are involved in the European Trade Organisation for the Telecommunications and Professional Electronics Industry (ECTEL).

Under the ECTEL take-back scheme, owners of mobile phones can return them to their nearest BT communication centre, where they will be disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.

There are also several companies in the UK which are recovering and recycling mobile telephones.