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Mobile phone recycling takes the web by storm

Article date: Wed, 09 Aug 2006 18:16 GMT

UKFast recycles mobiles with EnvirofoneLaunched in March 2006 is the UK's leading online mobile phone recycling company that pays cash to the general public to recycle. With over 800 phones listed on to trade in they have recently partnered with Manchester based UKFast to provide a solid web hosting solution that can support company growth with the roll out of their recycling services throughout Europe. Since its launch in March 2006 has received over 30 million hits to the website, paid out over £400,000 to users and in addition given donations of over £45,000 to charity. Every year over 100 million old mobile phones are thrown away in Europe and many of them could be worth up to £100. The purely web based recycling solution presented by means that recyclers get feedback at every stage of the trade in process and by using UKFast the company has a robust web solution that is scaleable for future business requirements. Lawrence Jones, MD of UKFast is not at all surprised by the success of the project. “Mobile phones are part of our hectic lifestyle and more often than not there's no time to stop and think about how to dispose of them in an environmentally friendly way. Now it's simple and the process benefits so many - it's a win win situation. We knew when approached us that this was a revolutionary idea.” Pete Petrondas, chief executive of Eazyfone Group, the company that operates “There is no without the Internet and we knew we needed a web partner that would provide impartial advice that would enable us to develop online. UKFast has the people and the technology in place to support the future growth of our business.” To arrange an interview with Lawrence Jones or Pete Petrondas, please contact Jonathan Bowers 0870 421 1585
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