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Urban Mining: Extracting the gold from your unwanted mobile phone

Urban Mining: Extracting the gold from your unwanted mobile phone

We all know that gold is precious – it makes expensive jewellery and valuable medals – but did you know that gold is a vital component of your mobile phone? Gold is used in the circuit boards of mobile phones and other electronic devices because it is chemically...
RE:MOBILE raises $25,000 for Sustainable Coastlines

RE:MOBILE raises $25,000 for Sustainable Coastlines

New Zealand’s waterways will benefit from the thousands of Kiwis who have recycled their mobile phones in the past year. RE:MOBILE, a not-for-profit mobile phone recycling scheme which is managed by the TCF, has raised over $25,000 for charity partner, Sustainable...
Check out our #cellfie competition winners and creative entries

Check out our #cellfie competition winners and creative entries

With three Samsung Galaxy S10 mobile phones up for grabs, hundreds of Kiwis dug out their old mobile phones and posed them for #cellfies.  These #cellfies (photos of cellphones) were posted on Facebook and Instagram throughout October to be counted as entries in our...
Eliza has a golden opportunity for you

Eliza has a golden opportunity for you

Rio Olympic Games medallist Eliza McCartney is no ordinary person, but she has a very ordinary problem – what to do with her old mobile phones? Eliza admits that until recently her old mobile phones have been sitting at home in a drawer because she didn’t know what to...
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...