Recycling Mobile Phones

It sounds a bit like Virtual Insanity: your mobile phone’s Second Life… But actually, you can easily find some horror elements related to this subject which unfortunately are not too well known to the public at large. First let me check this with you readers out there: Do you remember your first mobile phone? A look-a-like of the phone Don Johnson had in Miami Vice? Or the one MacGyver used for disarming that bomb? Or that really really old Nokia phone, that didn’t quite fit into your pocket, and was the major cause of hernia around the globe… Now I’m asking you to be honest, how many old mobile phones are lying around in your house, not being used at all? The type of phone that has been classified ‘a spare phone’ – for about 4 years now… Allow me to give you a few little pieces of (trivial) information.

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TTC, USAID and Unilver/Lifebuoy partner to spread handwashing awareness

The practice of handwashing with soap tops the international hygiene agenda on October 15, with the celebration of Global Handwashing Day. Since its inception in 2008 – which was designated as the International Year of Sanitation by the UN General Assembly – Global Handwashing Day has been echoing and reinforcing the call for improved hygiene practices worldwide. On Saturday 15 October 2011, TTC partnered with USAID through STRIDES for Family Health and Unilever Uganda to promote healthy communities through a Global Hand Washing Day celebration in Lwebitakuli, Sembabule district in Uganda. The guiding vision of Global Handwashing Day is a local and global culture of handwashing with soap. Although people around the world wash their hands with water, very few wash their hands with soap at critical moments (for example, after using the toilet, while cleaning a child, and before handling food).

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TTC’S Co-founder Hajo van Beijma is one of the 40 telecom industry Young Leaders under 40

Who are the industry’s young leaders of today and the leaders of tomorrow? For the third year in a row, Global Telecoms Business brought the industry’s top 40 executives under the age of 40 to a summit in London to discuss their views of the challenges and opportunities they will face. According to Franco Bernabé, the chairman of Telecom Italia and of the GSM Association, the industry needs young, motivated, professional people who understand the challenges ahead and are willing to tackle them.
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