Mo­bile phone do­na­tion pro­gram

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

NORTH Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil has be­come in­volved with the Mo­bileMuster’s Mo­bile for a Meal cam­paign, en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to re­cy­cle old mo­bile phones.

Mayor Rachel Cham­bers said for ev­ery mo­bile phone re­cy­cled through the project, Mo­bileMuster would do­nate the value of a meal to OzHar­vest, in turn tack­ling two of Aus­tralia’s big waste chal­lenges – e-waste and food waste.

“Ev­ery day, OzHar­vest res­cues sur­plus food and de­liv­ers it to char­i­ties sup­port­ing peo­ple in need across the coun­try,” Cr Cham­bers said.

“Mo­bileMuster’s re­cent an­nual re­search into how many old mo­biles there are in Aus­tralia found that there are more than 22.5 mil­lion old and un­used mo­biles phones go­ing to waste in draw­ers, cup­boards and garages across Aus­tralia.

“This means there are now the same num­ber, on av­er­age, of old un­used mo­biles in a home as there are peo­ple.

“We’re call­ing on our com­mu­nity to help us en­sure these mo­biles and ac­ces­sories don’t end up in landfill by drop­ping them off at one of our lo­cal Mo­bileMuster col­lec­tion points.”

Res­i­dents wish­ing to re­cy­cle their old phones can drop them off at one of the coun­cil’s cus­tomer service cen­tres or by us­ing a re­ply-paid satchel avail­able at Aus­tralia Post.

OzHar­vest is an or­gan­i­sa­tion that res­cues sur­plus food and de­liv­ers it to char­i­ties sup­port­ing peo­ple in need across the coun­try.

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