There are 29 million mobile phone subscribers in Australia.
About 9 million new handsets are shipped here every year, and most Australians upgrade their handset every 18-24 months.
While some old handsets are passed on to family or friends, over 50% are kept in storage, unused and unwanted. This means there are a lot of materials available that could be recovered simply through recycling.
Don’t bin it! eWastec it.
Why Recycle Mobile Phones?
Mobiles are made from many non-renewable materials which have been extracted from the earth – such as metals, plastics, glass and ceramics. These are precious resources that only exist in finite quantities so it’s important to conserve them, and limit further use.
Mobiles should never be thrown out.
They’re not biodegradable, and they contain some materials that can potentially harm the environment if not handled correctly at the end of a phone’s useful life.
Why Choose eWastec?
eWastec is an Australian owned and operated business with over 20 years of experience in the recycling industry. With an aim to reduce the impact on the environment as a result of eWaste, we focus the recycling of electronic products such as computers, TVs and other IT waste.
“Earth Conscious. Community focused.”
At eWastec, we manually process all eWaste that we receive in order to ensure the quality and number of parts that we can recover. Our manual processing also gives us the chance to provide employment opportunities for those in the community who need it most through our disability program.
For more information on how we can assist in the recycling of your computer or IT equipment, don’t hesitate to get in touch.