First National Real Estate is calling on all Australians to recycle their old mobiles, batteries, accessories and chargers by dropping them off at their local branch.
As an extension to its energy efficiency and sustainability drive, First National Real Estate is continuing its partnership with MobileMuster to help keep old mobiles and accessories out of landfill, and reduce the need for new, raw materials and precious metals.
First National first called upon all its members and their local communities to support the MobleMuster pledge in 2011, winning an award for its marketing and promotion of the recycling initiative to its more than 400 offices throughout Australia.
Customers can drop off their old mobile phones, batteries, accessories and chargers for recycling at their local First National office.
“By collecting and recycling our old phones and those of our local community, we will be helping to assure that the 22 million unwanted mobile phones in people’s drawers and cupboards across Australia don’t go to waste. First National Real Estate national communications manager Stewart Bunn, said.
“By recycling your old mobile, you’re avoiding future greenhouse gas emissions, saving energy, protecting the environment and conserving scarce natural resources” Mr Bunn said.
First National Real Estate recognises that energy efficiency and sustainable living starts at home. Moving into a new home is the ideal time to round up those old mobiles and accessories in drawers and cupboards and recycle them with MobileMuster.
The greenhouse gases that could be avoided if Australians recycled their old, unused phones would be the same as planting 100,000 trees or taking more than 6,000 cars off the road.
Since it began in 1999, MobileMuster has collected 806 tonnes of old mobile phones, batteries and accessories, recycling over 90 per cent of the materials in them and keeping these mobiles out of landfill.
To find your nearest First National / MobileMuster collection point for mobile phone recycling go to http://www.mobilemuster.com.au or call 1300 730 070.