School children, who will all be well aware of mobile phones, are being encouraged to recycle their old ones.
Manx Telecom, the Department of Education and the Department of Local Government and the Environment are getting together to put bins into schools.
Old phones and chargers can be placed in them and recycled, and any money raised will go to the work being carried out in schools by the Manx Wildlife Trust.
There are more than 75,000 mobile phones in use on the Island, with a huge number of additional
units either broken or just stashed away out of sight.