Recycle Your Old Mobile Phone to Help Save Koalas

Published by Stephen Roper on Tagged Recycling

Residents of Australia are being asked to recycle their old mobile phones at retail stores in the month of May to help save a Koala. This is the message behind this years ‘Old Phones More Trees’ campaign in Australia.

For every mobile phone handed in up until World Environment Day on June 5th 2009 one tree will be planted. The latest campaign is a joint initiative from Landcare Australia and MobileMuster.

The new trees will be planted in Framlington Forest, Australia which was burnt down by bushfires in January 2006.

The campaign which is now in its third year has already planted more than 175,000 trees in areas across Australia.

UK residents you can also do your bit to help save wildlife by digging out and recycling your old mobile phones.  Mobile phones contain a mineral called coltan which is used in the electrical capacitors in mobile phones; the majority is mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo where many Gorillas live. As more mobile phones are being recycled this is stopping the need for so much coltan to be mined.

You can also recycle your mobile with Money 4 Ur Mobile part of Redeem Plc who regularly help raise money for the Wildlife Trust.

Recycle your mobile today and help save the worlds wildlife as well as earning yourself some extra cash.

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