Mobile Phone Recycling

Guides Say.....Recycle Your Mobile Phones!

Girl Guides Australia has partnered with Clean Up Australia to recycle old mobile phones For every phone recycled Girl Guides earns $1.50 and will be helping lead the way to bring about environmental change.

Through the recycling of mobile phones we can help reduce the amount of e-waste going into landfill each day

E-waste is a waste type consisting of any broken or unwanted electrical or electronic appliance and is fast becoming a very serious issue with its growth rate three times than that of general waste.

Did You Know:

  • Mobile Phones contain a cocktail of toxic chemicals which can be harmful to humans if released into the environment
  • More than 2.17 billion people around the world currently use mobile phones, and that figure continues to grow.
  • Over eighteen million people in Australia use mobile phones and upgrade them regularly.
  • Only 3% of all mobile phones sold in Australia are currently being recycled.

 Visit this link to receive your satchels to recycle the mobile phones of you and your friends, supporting both Clean Up Australia and Girl Guides at the same time!

Simply request a free recycling satchel from your State office, place your old mobile phone in the satchel, seal the bag and send! Postage is free.

The recycling program will be running in Western Australia between 31st October and 11th November 2011.