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Published Monday 19 Dec 2016


RE:MOBILE is an accredited Product Stewardship Scheme created for the purpose of reducing the environmental impact of unwanted mobile handsets.

 

RE:MOBILE is an accredited Product Stewardship Scheme created for the purpose of reducing the environmental impact of unwanted mobile handsets. Participants include mobile network operators and local recycling partners.

The Scheme, managed by the New Zealand Telecommunications Forum Incorporated (TCF), provides an avenue for anyone in New Zealand to donate unwanted mobile handsets and accessories for re-use or recycling. An additional benefit of the scheme is that it contributes a percentage of profits to an appointed charity, Sustainable Coastlines.

This year the scheme has had several key achievements, such as:

  • 311 public drop-off points now available
  • 105,317 phones collected
  • 12.5 tonnes of potentially harmful substances diverted from landfill

Click here to read the full report