Recycle your unwanted phones and help turn them into trees

Recycle your unwanted old mobile phonesSome of the UK's millions of unused mobile phones could be swapped for new trees, thanks to a joint initiative between Barclays, specialist recycler Cellular Surplus and the Woodland Trust.

People are encouraged to donate old phones by collecting a Freepost recycling envelope from participating Barclays branches.

The phones will then be recycled by Cellular Surplus, which will donate up to £10 per phone to the Woodland Trust.

'To the Woodland Trust, £10 is what it costs to purchase land, supply a sapling, plant and care for one native tree,' said Dave Cooper, Barclays area director for Cardiff and the Vale.

'Alternatively the money might go towards some of their other activities such as fighting threats to ancient woodland and conserving woodland biodiversity.'

You can collect Barclays Freepost envelopes from Barclays branches stocking the envelopes: Queen Street, Cardiff, St Mary Street Cardiff, Canton, Birchgrove, Llanishen, Rumney, Roath Park, Holton Road, Barry, Broad St, Barry, Talbot Green and Bridgend. Or call 0800 970 5097 quoting Barclays Woodland Trust Appeal to be sent an envelope.

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