Thars gold in them phones! Apparently a big push, with cash and prizes for a limited time only, to exchange old handsets and save the earth [JPN]
Portable recycling is lot and a gift certificate of 50,000 yen or less
The system that the gift certificate of 50,000 yen or less hits in lot starts on the 21st when the cellular phone and PHS that finished being used are sent to recycling in the household appliance store etc.Limited time until February 28 next year. It is an aim to raise the recycling rate for the rare metal (rare metal) used for the cellular phone.
It is about 1800 shops of 12 companies in total such as Yodobashi Camera, Bic Camera, Yamada Denki, and Ito Yokado that execute the collection. It chooses from three kinds (50,000 yen, 5,000 yen, and 1,000 yen) and it applies when buying for the cellular phone of 2500 yen or more and substituting it. Only 1,000 yen only at recycling. 50,000 yen falls to 158,800 people as a whole in 800 people. The total amount of prizes is 230 million yen, and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry is including it in the supplementary budget in fiscal year 2009. It is detailed (http://tansu-keitai.jp/) the content.
A lot of rare metals are contained in the cellular phone. The shop etc. are recalling voluntarily, and the person who keeps it as memento also has fallen a lot of recovery percentages now.