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Professor Alan Duffy, an astrophysicist from Swinburne University in Melbourne, is lending his support to an ambitious national campaign to round up over 4 million old and broken mobile phones and get them recycled.

Published in Mobility

Online and bricks and mortar store for office supplies, stationery, and furniture Officeworks urges customers to recycle their old gadgets in time for National Recycling Week.

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 15 November 2018 10:34

Efforts to recycle old mobile phones continue apace

Australia’s national Mobile Muster mobile phone recycling program has recycled 90 tonnes of mobiles and accessories, and the country’s second largest telco Optus says it has already contributed more than four tonnes, or 53,437 handsets and batteries, in 2018.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Having mustered a stellar recycling performance over the past year, including "growing industry participation and the volume of mobile phone components recycled through the programme", MobileMuster is celebrating 20 years.

Published in Home Tech

New research says Australians "have over 30 million spare, unused mobile phones sitting idle in our drawers", with the number set to soar as eight million new phones will sell during 2017.

Published in Home Tech

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association has announced that “HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has joined MobileMuster".

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 15:55

E-waste jumps 63% in past 5 years

E-waste in the Asia/Oceania region in 2015 totalled 12.3 million tonnes, 2.4 times the weight of the Great Pyramid of Giza. The first Regional E-waste Monitor: East and Southeast Asia, was compiled by the United Nations University, (UNU) through its Sustainable Cycles (SCYCLE) Programme and funded by the Japanese Ministry of Environment.

Published in Health
Monday, 23 September 2013 14:14

Optus lets its customers 'trade in, trade up'

Optus has launched what it describes as an Australian mobile first in 'Trade In, Trade Up', a deal where customers can receive credit on their next phone bill for trading in their old working smartphone.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 14:11

New iPhones to create unwanted mobile glut

Apple's announcement of the iPhone 5S and 5C is expected to lead to a huge number of old unwanted mobile phones lying around in the drawers of Australian consumers, with the number of unused phones now outnumbering people.

Published in Health

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched an inquiry into the effects on children’s health of unregulated recycling of old mobile phones and other electronic equipment in developing countries.

Published in Health
Wednesday, 16 January 2013 10:12

What do we do with all the old mobile phones?

Australians are buying more mobile phones than ever before. But what happens to the millions of obsolete and discarded handsets?

Published in Mobility
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