Mobile phone recycling facilitates the reuse of unwanted handsets that are still operational, by selling them for refurbishment and re-sale overseas; reducing the demand for new handsets, and the associated environmental impacts of their manufacture. By providing this form of environmentally responsible recycling, we divert the phones and accessories away from landfill.
Phones which are not suitable to be refurbished are stripped for parts, and reusable materials (such as gold) are recovered, that can be used to create other products.
Recycling your phone saves valuable materials and energy while helping to look after New Zealand’s waterways.
Sustainable Coastlines, a multi-award winning New Zealand charity, has partnered with RE:MOBILE to collect and recycle used mobile phones. The proceeds from these mobiles help plant trees alongside our waterways to restore habitats for native animals, reduce sediment and improve water quality.