T-Mobile has launched a new mobile application, the Recycle Guide, which it says "takes the confusion out of what you can recycle and where, both at home and on the go within the UK".

The app offers users info on exactly where the nearest recycling points are, drawn from the largest recycling database in the UK.

As well as info about standard items to recycle, there's also details on where to recycle items such as mobile phones and Christmas trees.

In addition, the Android version lets users pledge to recycle a certain amount and share that promise with a friend.

The application works on most modern mobiles and can be downloaded for free from www.thespark.t-mobile.co.uk or by texting RECYCLE to 80988.