Keeping Old Cellphones Slowing Down Recycling Efforts

The battery of that Startac most of you have chilling under your bed could be put to better use. Europe’s goal for recycling 45% of all portable device batterys sold are being stunted because of the consumer habit of keeping their outdated tech. The total weight of recycled Li-ion batteries in Europe fell about 100 tons in the past year.

So go recycle that cellphone from 2006. Now that’s old school.

Hoarding old mobile phones slows EU recycle drive [Computerworld]