Electronics Waste: Recycling of Mobile Phone
products, like electronics were reported to be recycled less than other materials both in
developed and developing markets.
Fig. 4. Mean number of items out of 11 that are being recycled (Nokia, 2011b)
According to the Nokia consumer survey from 2011, overall, 9% of respondents in the
survey claimed to have recycled their last mobile phone, an increase of six percentage points
from 2007. The developed market is at the forefront of this, although strong growth has been
seen in India and China since 2007. Figure 5. shows the results for claimed mobile phone
recycling in different countries.
Fig. 5. Reported recycling of last mobile phone (Nokia, 2011b)