Recycle your old Mobile Phone

‘Phones for Planet Ark' is a new recycling campaign launched by the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association and Planet Ark aiming to recycle 120 tonnes of mobiles phones and batteries annually.

AMTA figures show that there are about 10 million mobile phones in Australia that are not being used, lying around in peoples homes or offices.

Telstra has announced that it will support the campaign by placing recycle bins in its 143 national stores. The phones will be melted down to make new products including stainless steel, new batteries and furniture.