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Did you know? Over 85% of Australians own a mobile phone†. Of that 85% many people have owned several handsets over the past 10 years, but only very few of us actually recycle the handset when we upgrade to a newer phone. Some people may pass on their old phone to a friend or relative, and many of us are guilty of either letting the phone sit in a drawer somewhere at home, or simply throw it in the bin, to fill up wastelands.
Mobile phones contain a variety of potentially poisonous metals, including cadmium, lead, nickel, mercury, manganese, lithium, zinc, arsenic, antimony, beryllium, and copper. If these metals aren’t properly disposed of, they can be hazardous to our environment.
There are smart ways to recycle your mobile phone, and ensure that the bi-products of the phone are responsibly disposed of so they don’t harm us or our environment.
- Pass it on – To a friend or family member who will get great use out of it
- Recycle your phone – using a responsible recycling organisation, such as Mobile Muster
- Spread The Word – inform your friends, colleagues and family about their recycling options next time they show off their fancy new phone.
ONE is now proud to be participating in the Mobile Muster mobile recycling program.
Every new mobile handset shipped by ONE will be accompanied by a Postage-Paid Satchel to recycle your old unwanted handset.
Customers simply need to fill in their details on the back of the satchel and sign the declaration. Then remove the SIM card and battery from the phone. Place the battery into one compartment of the satchel, and the charger and phone into the other compartment of satchel.
Once sealed, you simply drop the satchel in the nearest post box to be processed for recycling by Mobile Muster.
Things you should know:
- Keep or destroy your old SIM card – it may contain your contact or other sensitive information.
- Batteries must be removed from the phone and stored in the separate compartment of the satchel for safety reasons.
- Follow instructions on the Mobile Muster pack.
If you are not a customer of ONE, or have more than one Mobile Phone to be recycled, simply log on to www.mobilemuster.com.au and order additional satchels.