Mobile phone recycling
Mobile phone waste is a growing problem around the world. An increasing number of mobile phones are reaching the end of their life which contain valuable and reusable materials. Through recycling the components from a mobile phone can be transformed into valuable materials for reuse. It means that fewer raw materials need to be extracted and processed to make products.
Through MobileMuster the industry provides a free recycling program to educate consumers on how, why and where to recycle their old mobile phones the right way. MobileMuster accepts all brands and types of mobile phones, plus their batteries, chargers and accessories. The program provides an extensive collection network with over 3,500 public drop off points through all the major mobile phone retail stores along with a free post back option.
MobileMuster partners with leading in electronic waste recyclers to maximize recovery rates and ensure all mobile phone components are processed in an environmentally responsible manner. Through the program over 99% of the materials in a mobile phone are recovered.
The environmental benefit of recycling is gained from avoiding future greenhouse gas emissions, saving energy, protecting the environment and conserving natural resources. It also prevents potentially hazardous materials from entering the environment. To measure the environmental benefit of mobile phone recycling take a look at the MobileMuster calculator.
MobileMuster is managed by AMTA on behalf of members which include all of the major handset manufacturers (Alcatel, Apple, HMD Global, HTC, Huawei, Google, Microsoft, Motorola, Oppo, Samsung, ZTE) and network carriers (Optus, Telstra, Vodafone).