AMTA's recycling program MobileMuster announces it's annual results. In the past 12 months MobileMuster has collected and recycled 79 tonnes of mobile phone components, including over one million handsets and batteries. As the industry product stewardship program moves into its twentieth year, the mobile telecommunications industry continues to invest and lead the way in product stewardship providing a free take back and recycling service for all mobile phone users, along with retailers, workplaces, and local councils within Australia.
Key highlights from the financial year 2017 annual report:
- Increase in the collection of mobile phones recycled year on year to 79 tonnes
- Strong diversion from landfill and recycling rate of 99%
- Delivered 60,000 meals to people in need through the Mobile for a Meal campaign
- Welcomed two new members, HMD Global (Nokia) and Google
- Processing of mobile phone batteries onshore through Envirostream
In the coming year AMTA welcomes the review of the Product Stewardship Act 2011 and looks forward to working with the Government to maintain MobileMuster as a voluntary scheme that delivers enhanced environmental, social and economic outcomes in Australia. The annual results have been independently audited by RSM Bird Australia and assessed to ensure that the program is well positioned for future success under the product stewardship scheme. To read the Annual Report visit the MobileMuster website.