Mall Makes Christmas Tree from Used Cell Phones
Article from: Tuoi Tre
An electronics mall in Tien Giang Province has created a Christmas tree using used cell phones to send an environmental message, Phapluat newspaper reported Wednesday.
The three which is 4.5 m high and has 32 layers was made from 2,500 used cell phones collected by the mall’s staff since April.
Tran Hoang Quan, director of Westcom Electronics Mall, said the tree reflected the reality that Vietnam was fast becoming a huge electronic wasteland.
According to a study, Vietnamese are using more than 110 million cell phones and dumping more than 50 million of them a year.
This equals to 400 tons of electronic waste.
The tree will be auctioned off after being displayed and all proceeds will go to a local charity organization, Quan said.