National Recycling Week: So you think you can recycle?

Posted November 7, 2016

With an estimated 25.5 million old mobiles in drawers and cupboards across Australia, National Recycling Week is the perfect time to stop making excuses and take action.  

MobileMuster is proud to be supporting Planet Ark's National Recycling Week which is on from the 7th - 13th November, 2016. Now in its 21st year National Recycling Week will bring attention to the environmental benefits of recycling and educate the community on how to recycle.

Individuals can find their nearest drop off point or by picking up a free recycling satchel from Australia Post. MobileMuster partners with all major mobile phone retailers including Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile, plus a number of other retailers across Australia who host collection units instore. 

Schools can access MobileMuster’s free curriculum based online learning resources including specific modules on recycling for early learning, primary and secondary schools. Plus they can also enter Planet Ark’s story writing competition. Students will need to write a story imagining they are a mobile phone or printer cartridge which has landed in the recycling bin.

Workplaces can run an internal muster and register their organisations as a MobileMuster collection point. MobileMuster will provide a free collection unit, promotional material and support. Research from Planet Ark has found that 25% of workplaces are recycling their mobile phones. MobileMuster would like to increase this figure. As the only government accredited mobile phone recycling program it offers organisations a safe, secure and ethical recycling option. 

Research: So You Think You Can Recycle?

So You Think You Can Recycle? - Read the full report (3mb) © Planet Ark

New research commissioned by Planet Ark in the lead up to our 21st National Recycling Week asks Australians, So You Think You Can Recycle?

The research shows that nine out of ten Australians see recycling as the right thing to do. But it also shows that the most committed recyclers make some key mistakes. Read the report on their website and learn how to become a better recycler.