Since we partnered with RE:MOBILE in 2016, they have passed on the proceeds of donated mobile phones totalling more than $110,000 — that’s enough to plant 11,000 trees alongside our waterways!
Find out how and where you can donate your mobile phone on the RE:MOBILE website.
Recycling disused mobile phones via the RE:MOBILE scheme generates revenue, which is then donated to us. Phones are sorted into those that can be reused and those which are end-of-life. Reusable phones are sold by tender overseas while end-of-life phones are deconstructed, commoditised and their components used to create other products.
This recycling programme not only provides New Zealanders with an environmentally friendly disposal option for their unwanted mobile phone handsets, but also raises awareness of and changes consumer behaviour around responsible disposal of e-waste.