Senior writer for WeekendNotes and Perth Mums Group. Founder of fundraisingmums.com.au
According to Mobile Muster, there are more unused mobile phones in Western Australia than there are people. Everyone reading this probably has at least one old brick shoved in a drawer somewhere.
Instead of letting it gather dust, send it to not-for-profit recycler Mobile Muster, and for every phone they receive before the end of February, they will donate a free meal to OzHarvest, who will make sure a West Aussie in need gets a feed.
There are three ways of disposing of your old phone.
1. Drop it in to a Muster point which are located at pretty much every major mobile phone retail outlet (check your nearest location here).
2. Grab a free satchel from Australia Post.
3. Print a free mailing label here and post it in.
This is the triple whammy of wins! Not only do you declutter your house, but you can help save the planet (less landfill and more recycling) and you can help out a fellow Australian in need.
MobileMuster started in 1998 and is funded voluntarily by the mobile phone industry including manufacturers, service providers, network carriers and distributors. The aim is to keep old mobiles out of landfill and to recycle them in a safe and ethical way. Mobile Muster will be able to recycle more than 95 per cent of the materials in your old phone.
When: The OzHarvest free meal program will run until the end of February 2017.
Where: drop your phones at the nearest muster point by checking here