Recycling helps the hungry

Friday, 12th January, 2018

WARM RECEPTION: MobileMuster and OzHarvest will be happy to receive old mobile phones for recycling this month. The organisations will provide one meal to someone in need for each old phone donated between now and the end of summer.

TWO not for profit organisations are joining forces in a bid to provide people who can't see a good reason to recycle their old phones with some serious food for thought.

MobileMuster and OzHarvest will provide one meal to someone in need for every old phone received throughout the summer.

The Mobile for a Meal campaign will return for a second year after a hugely successful recycling drive which resulted in the delivery of 60,000 meals last summer.

MobileMuster recycling manager Spyro Kalos said the situation was a win win for recyclers and phone owners as old phones can't be used or sold, but 99 per cent of materials used in them can be recycled and used for future products.

"It's important to remember that mobile phones are not biodegradable and they contain substances and materials that can potentially harm the environment," he said.

To get involved.

  • Go to and find the nearest recycling point
  • Drop off your mobile along with any chargers and accessories
  • Donors can also download a reply-paid label from the MobileMuster website and post it back free of charge.
  • Recycle before the end of February to be part of the initiative

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