Muster your old phone

Wanneroo Times - - Street Watch -

MO­BILEMUSTER is run­ning a cam­paign to pro­vide meals through OzHar­vest in a bid to get more peo­ple to re­cy­cle old mo­bile phones.

The non-profit re­cy­cling pro­gram has col­lec­tion points at Salvos and Aus­tralia Post stores across the ci­ties of Joon­dalup and Wan­neroo.

There are also col­lec­tions at phone stores in Lake­side Joon­dalup, Whit­fords City, Cen­tro Warwick and Wan­neroo Cen­tral shop­ping cen­tres.

For ev­ery mo­bile phone re­cy­cled un­til the end of February, Mo­bileMuster’s Mo­bile for a Meal cam­paign will do­nate the value of a meal to OzHar­vest, help­ing them to feed peo­ple in need.

Elec­tronic waste, in­clud­ing small gad­gets such as mo­bile phones and their ac­ces­sories are the fastest grow­ing waste in Aus­tralia with 25 mil­lion old, un­used hand­sets sit­ting around. “We know four mil­lion of these old mo­bile hand­sets are bro­ken and com­pletely un­us­able,” re­cy­cling man­ager Spyro Ka­los said.

“This ini­tia­tive will ask mo­bile phone users 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 waste.”

Visit mo­bilemuster.com.au to find the near­est drop-off point.

Picture: Martin Ken­nealey

Tel­stra’s Linda Tran with phones ready for re­cy­cling. www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d464966

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