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What to do with your old mobile phone

What to do with your old mobile phone

How many old mobile phones do you have lying around at home? Sixty-nine percent of New Zealand households say they have at least one unconnected mobile phone. This means there is more than 1,217,919 unconnected mobile phones gathering dust in drawers and cupboards in...
Why throwing your mobile phone in the rubbish is dangerous

Why throwing your mobile phone in the rubbish is dangerous

Our mobile phones are very precious to us. They are usually always within arms-reach and many of us would panic if we accidentally left the house without it. That’s until we get a new phone. The moment we get a new phone, our old one becomes unwanted. Most of us don’t...
How your mobile phone can help save New Zealand’s waterways

How your mobile phone can help save New Zealand’s waterways

Your old mobile phone may not be valuable to you, but it is to Sustainable Coastlines. Us Kiwis love our water – we love catching waves at the beach, skiing on the lake and popping manus into the river – so it is vital that we protect our water so it is remains...
Tokyo Olympic medals to be made from recycled mobile phones

Tokyo Olympic medals to be made from recycled mobile phones

All of the medals that will be awarded at the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo will be made from recycled mobile phones and other electronic waste. Mobile phones and other electronic waste contain miniscule amounts of gold, silver, and copper, which is used to...