Action for collection of old mobile phones to be held in Kazakhstan since May 1 until August 1

Date: 09:09, 21-04-2014.

Astana. April 21. KazTAG - An action for collection of old mobile phones will be held in Kazakhstan since May 1 until August1, said Nurlan Kapparov, Minister of Environment and Water Resources.

"If we don't adjust utilization of electronic wastes and other types - furniture and so on, i.e. the wastes which are not related to the category of household wastes, and if they are simply thrown in the dump, there will be serious negative consequences, not only for the environment, but first of all for people's health. (...) 120 000-140 000 cellular phones are sold a month in Kazakhstan," he said.

An appropriate memorandum on collection of old and worn mobile phones was signed between the UNDP in Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources and Samsung Electronics.

Eco boxes will be installed within the frameworks of the action for collection of the mobile phones in the places selling electronic technique.

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