Fone Doc is a partner and drop of point for the Australian Mobile Phone Industry Recycling Program. Head in store or send us your damaged or unwanted mobile and help save the environment! As of the 31 March 2008 over 525 tonnes of mobile phone handsets, batteries and accessories had been collected or more than 3 million handsets and batteries. So when it comes to old mobile phones, batteries and accessories our message is simple "Round 'em up and hand 'em in!"
What can be recycled?
Batteries include nickel to make stainless steel and cobalt and cadmium to make new batteries.
Circuit boards include small amounts of gold and silver that is used in jewellery and other applications.
Handset housings and casings include plastics that are shredded and used to make fence posts and pallets.
Accessories include plastics and metals that are shredded, sorted and then used to make new plastic or metal products.