Scouts raise £250,000 from unwanted mobiles and printer cartridges

Howard Lake | 7 October 2004 | News

Scout Groups across the UK have raised a massive £250,000 in the last five years by recycling old, unwanted mobile phones and used printer cartridges that would otherwise be thrown away into polluting landfill sites.

The cash was raised by over 1,800 Scout Groups that signed up to a recycling programme run by Eurosource which refurbishes and re-sells the products.

Rob Morton, Scouts Recycling Appeal co-ordinator at Eurosource said: “Modern Scouts recognise the value of recycling. The environment benefits and so does each participating Scout Group, financially.”