MobileMuster announces OPPO as new member of national recycling program

Posted October 11, 2016

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) is pleased to announce that smartphone manufacturer, OPPO, has joined the mobile telecommunications industry’s official recycling program, MobileMuster, which provides a free take back program for old mobiles and accessories, keeping them out of landfill.

The Chief Executive Officer of AMTA, Chris Althaus says, “The mobile telecommunications industry is delighted to welcome global smartphone manufacturer OPPO to our world-class recycling program.


Image credit: Yuchen Hou, Managing Director, OPPO Australia and Chris Althaus, Chief Executive Officer, AMTA.

“MobileMuster’s members promise to keep old mobiles out of landfill and recycle them in a responsible, secure and environmentally sound way, placing reusable commodities back into the supply chain.

OPPO joins mobile handset manufacturers Microsoft, Motorola, Samsung, HTC, Huawei, ZTE, Alcatel and network operators Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile who work in collaboration to provide a free national recycling program to their customers.

OPPO Australia’s Chief Marketing Officer Michael Tran said, “As one of the world’s fastest growing premium smartphone brands, we are proud to join the industry-funded recycling program.

“Being part of this government accredited initiative gives us great confidence that our smartphones, batteries and accessories, once they have finished their useful life, will be recycled to the highest environmental standards. This is increasingly important to us, as we continue our triple digit growth in Australia. We need to be able to offer our increasing customer base an easy means to recycle our products.”

Since MobileMuster started in late 1998 it has diverted more than 1,244 tonnes of mobiles and accessories from landfill for recycling, including more than an estimated 10 million handsets and batteries. Furthermore, over 95% of the materials used in a mobile are recyclable and can be reused to make new products, avoiding future greenhouse gas emissions, saving energy, protecting our environment and conserving scarce natural resources.

MobileMuster accepts and recycles all brands and types of mobile phones, batteries, chargers and accessories.  Everything is recycled, nothing is resold and all data is destroyed. There are over 3,100 drop-off points Australia wide for consumers to recycle their old mobiles, batteries and accessories. Alternatively free recycling satchels are available from Australia Post or a reply-paid downloadable label online

About MobileMuster

MobileMuster is the only not-for-profit government accredited mobile phone recycling program in Australia and is funded solely by mobile phone industry’s members Microsoft, Motorola, Samsung, HTC, Huawei, ZTE, ALCATEL ONETOUCH, Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile. The aim of the program is to keep old mobiles and accessories out of landfill and ensure they are recycled safely, securely and ethically. Nothing is resold and all data is destroyed.

About OPPO

OPPO is a global electronics and technology service provider that delivers the latest and most exquisite mobile electronic devices in over 20 countries, including the United States, China, Australia and many countries throughout Europe, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and Africa. OPPO is dedicated to delivering customers with the most extraordinary mobile experience through meticulous designs and smart technology.