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Google: The Newest Member to Join MobileMuster

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) welcomes Google to the industry’s official recycling program MobileMuster.

MobileMuster, run in partnership with mobile handset manufacturers and network operators Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile, provides a free national recycling program for mobiles and accessories.

“The industry is delighted to welcome Google, who launched their Pixel phone by Google last year, to our world class recycling program,” said Chief Executive Officer of AMTA, Chris Althaus.

“The MobileMuster program is formally accredited by the Federal Government as a voluntary product stewardship scheme so it is great to see new members joining the program as they introduce their products to the Australian market,” concluded Althaus.

“MobileMuster is an example of industry working together to deliver a robust and sustainable take back program.  This is one part of our members commitment to product stewardship,” said Recycling Manager, Spyro Kalos.

“MobileMuster ensure mobiles are kept out of landfill and recycled in a responsible, secure and environmentally sound way, placing reusable commodities back into the supply chain,” concluded Kalos.

Since the program started in late 1998 it has diverted more than 1,320 tonnes of mobiles and accessories from landfill for recycling, including more than an estimated 11.9 million handsets and batteries.With over 96 per cent of the materials used in a mobile being recyclable, they can be reused to make new products, avoiding future greenhouse gas emissions, saving energy, protecting our environment and conserving scarce natural resources.

MobileMuster accepts and recycles all brands and types of mobile phones, batteries, chargers and accessories. They provide over 3,500 drop-off points across Australia to make it easy for people to recycle. Everything is recycled, nothing is resold and all data is destroyed.

27 September 2017

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