MobileMuster and Envirostream help councils in VIC
Author: Ryan Collins
MobileMuster, Australia’s government accredited mobile phone recycling program has partnered with Envirostream, local battery recycler, to help Councils in Victoria get ready for the impending e-waste ban to landfill.
MobileMuster understands that residents more than ever are turning to their local council for information on how and where to recycle. The partnership developed to create a simplified solution for the recycling of mobile phones and all battery types. The program already has a strong track record of working with local government and partners with over 370 councils around the country.
To help local Councils implement the ban specifically for mobile phones and all battery types, the two brands have developed a joint collection unit where residents can drop off unwanted mobiles along with their accessories, plus all types of batteries and have them recycled to the highest environmental standards. Along with mobile phone batteries, customer can drop off a range of other type of batteries including power tool batteries and even button cell batteries.
Research conducted by MobileMuster highlighted that consumers along with their mobiles would like to be able to recycle other battery types. The partnership highlights how industry working together can develop robust solutions to meet stakeholder expectations including consumers and Government.
The units stand out and easily educate residents and staff on what can be dropped off in them. They also adhere to dangerous goods code standards, with the added benefit that these units are provided at no cost to councils. They are initially being rolled out in Victoria with the intention to launch them nationally.
If you are local council and interested in the units or would simply like more info contact MobileMuster.
Ryan is the Head of Sustainable Resource Programs at Planet Ark. After nearly a decade working in the banking and finance industry Ryan was drawn to a career in environmental conservation that saw him work in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Fiji. With a background in psychology and environmental management, Ryan’s role at Planet Ark since 2012 has been focused on developing engaging and positive environmental behaviour change programs to help everyone recycle and reduce waste.
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