Certify Your Contribution
Author: Ryan Collins
The Planet Ark office has received its certificate of annual collection for its workplace MobileMuster recycling bin. The certificate recognises workplace contributions towards creating a better environment and outlines the weight of mobile phones and accessories collected. From July 2012 to June 2013 the Planet Ark office collected 8.7 kg of mobile phones and accessories for recycling.
MobileMuster is the mobile phone industry's official product stewardship program, and is a supporter of National Recycling Week.
By partnering with MobileMuster, businesses can demonstrate their corporate responsibility and commitment to sustainability, and certify your contribution to mobile phone recycling. By getting involved you'll be:
- Diverting mobiles and potentially hazardous substances from landfill
- Ensuring that 90% of the materials in the mobiles you collect are recovered Avoiding future greenhouse gas emissions
- Able to report on the weight of mobile components you recover, for inclusion in sustainability reports
- Engaging staff in a positive, environmentally focused initiative
- Upon request you can also receive a certificate of destruction to confirm recycling of mobiles and accessories
Retailers, schools and councils can also get involved in this free service and by doing so will help save precious resources. In addition, for every tonne of mobile phone materials recovered 10 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions are avoided.
Residents can search for recycling drop off locations at RecyclingNearYou.