Turn your old mobile phone into a meal for the needy
This summer, MobileMuster is taking every mobile phone that is recycled until the end of February, and donating the cost of a meal to OzHarvest, helping them to feed people in need across the country. Electronic waste, including small gadgets such as mobile phones and their
Electronic waste, including small gadgets such as mobile phones and their accessories, are the fastest growing waste in Australia, with a staggering 25 million old, unused handsets sitting around at homes and in workplaces.
“We know four million of these old mobile handsets are broken and completely unusable which is a huge opportunity for all Aussies to clean out their junk drawers and get those broken and useless handsets recycled,” says Spyro Kalos, recycling manager at MobileMuster.
With more than two million Australians relying on food relief each year, MobileMuster hopes to make a positive contribution by recycling 60,000 mobile phones, which will help OzHarvest provide 60,000 meals to vulnerable Australians. “With all of the bountiful produce this country has, the thought of anyone going hungry is surprising, but it’s a cause we can all rally behind. This initiative asks people to think about how they can put their old unused mobiles to good use and tackle two of Australia’s big waste challenges – e-waste and food,” he says.
For every mobile donated within the campaign period, MobileMuster will donate the value of a meal to help OzHarvest provide for an Aussie in need. Simply drop off your old mobile, along with any accessories including chargers, at your nearest mobile phone retail store, or post them to MobileMuster using a free MobileMuster recycling satchel, available at Australia Post.
Visit mobilemuster.com.au to find your nearest drop off point. If you recycle your old mobile as part of this campaign, you can also show their support online through the hashtag #mobileforameal. For terms and conditions visit mobilemuster.com.au.
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