GLOBAL – We hope that your answer to that question is a Nokia Recycling Point. Mobile phones handed in to these points are 100 per cent recycled into either new components or energy. The more we recycle, the less we need to mine for new materials. But what happens to the phones before they get dismantled? It seems that they create Twitter accounts for themselves…
Five of Nokia’s most iconic phones of yesteryear are imagined sitting in the recycling bin, twittering to pass the time.
We have the Cityman 450, one of Nokia’s first mobile phones, perhaps best remembered as the device used by Gordon Gecko (Michael Douglas) in the movie Wall Street. The Twitter personality for this phone remains as brash and uncaring as its on-screen user.
Then there’s the Nokia 8110, fondly remembered as the ‘banana-phone’, and as a co-star in The Matrix (1999). It seems as though this fading superstar can’t get over its past success and move on.
More down-to-earth is the Nokia 3310, which is still providing great service for many people.
The Nokia 2760 is reimagined as a fading supermodel, who’s rather shocked and unhappy about finding herself in a recycling bin. She’s not “old”; she’s a “classic”.
Last up, the Nokia 5110 is the beefy workhorse that would simply never break.
You’ll notice from the tweets that, while in part this is a bit of a nostalgia trip through classic models from the past, there’s also a more serious message. Old phones should be recycled, not stored away in kitchen drawers “just in case”. There are more than 5000 recycling points in over 100 countries.