MobileMuster is the Australian mobile phone industry's official product stewardship program. It's a free mobile phone recycling program that accepts all brands and types of mobile phones, plus their batteries, chargers and accessories. Basically, it's the industry's way of ensuring mobile phone products don't end up in landfill - but instead are recycled in a safe, secure and ethical way.
So why is this important? Well, over 90% of the materials used in a mobile are recyclable and can be reused, avoiding future greenhouse gas emissions, saving energy, protecting our environment and conserving scarce natural resources.
Mobile phone components should also never be thrown in the rubbish, where they can end up in landfill. For one thing they're not biodegradable, so they won't break down. On top of that, mobiles contain some substances that can potentially harm the environment if not disposed of correctly.
MobileMuster aims to make sure mobiles are handled properly at the end of their useful lives. Their mission is simple. They promise to keep mobile phones out of landfill.
MobileMuster works with partners like mobile phone retailers, local councils and Australia Post to collect phones from the general public. They encourage people to return their old phones, either by dropping them off, or posting them to MobileMuster. Either way, it's free for consumers, schools, businesses, councils and government agencies.
Each and every mobile they receive is dismantled and recycled, and any data left on the handset is destroyed through the recycling process.
MobileMuster Collection Points
Huon Valley Council Customer Service Centre
40 Main Street
HUONVILLE TAS 7109
Southbridge Waste Transfer Station
2899 Huon Highway
HUONVILLE TAS 7109
Cygnet Waste Transfer Station
83 Tobys Hill Road
CYGNET TAS 7112
Geeveston Waste Transfer Station
40 Hermons Road
GEEVESTON TAS 7116
Dover Waste Transfer Station
48-62 Cemetery Road
DOVER TAS 7117
For further information please go to http://www.mobilemuster.com.au/
HUON VALLEY RESIDENTS OLD MOBILES BRINGING MEMORIES BACK TO LIFE
Huon Valley residents can join the “Memory Muster” and revive their favourite photographic images as part of MobileMuster’s new initiative to encourage people to recycle the 22 million old mobiles and accessories lying around in homes and businesses.
From now until 31 December 2012 when Huon Valley residents recycle their old mobile phone, batteries and accessories with MobileMuster they can also bring back to life six of their top photographic memories.
Bringing your memories back to life is simple – just go to mobilemuster.com.au, follow the instructions on how to recycle your old mobile with MobileMuster and upload your six top photographic memories.
Once MobileMuster has received your mobile they will send you a set of six free premium postcards, but recycle your old mobile quickly as postcard stocks are limited.
There is also an online photography competition, where Huon Valley residents have the chance to have their submitted photo exhibited and published, and win tickets to the Memory Muster gala event to be held late January in Sydney.
The Memory Muster already has incredible support from well-known Australian identities; actor Gyton Grantley (Logie and AFI Award winner, actor on Channel Nine’s House Husbands and formerly Underbelly) and professional surfer Laura Enever (World and Australian Junior Title multiple winner).
“The Memory Muster is a fantastic initiative to encourage better recycling of old mobiles reducing pollution and keeping old mobiles out of landfill,” said Gyton Grantley, Memory Muster ambassador
“I'm proud to be an ambassador and encourage everyone to dig through their cupboards and drop off or post in their old mobiles to MobileMuster.”
“A lot of people don't realise the harm done if old mobile phones aren't recycled properly,” said Laura Enever, Memory Muster ambassador.
“By Huon Valley residents recycling their old mobile phones they can help protect the environment!”
During the Memory Muster Enever and Grantley will share some of their most treasured photographic memories, encouraging Australians to recycle their old mobiles and be a part of this great campaign.
Enever and Grantley are also two of our judges of the images submitted into The Memory Muster photography competition.
Being a part of the Memory Muster is simple, easy and free:
More information may be obtained by contacting the Huon Valley Council on 03 62640300 or at www.mobilemuster.com.au