Mobile for a meal - Mobile Muster

Make a meal of your old mobile

The Shire of Manjimup is participating in the Mobile for a Meal campaign being run by MobileMuster and OzHarvest, in which each old mobile phone sent in for recycling will be matched by a meal donated to someone in need.

MobileMuster is a national stewardship scheme providing free recycling for all types of mobiles, chargers and accessories.

"MobileMuster is a perfectly secure way to dispose of your unwanted mobile phones," said Shire Waste Management Officer Mark Sewell. "All phones are dismantled in Australia before the valuable resources they contain are further processed to produce new materials. No mobile phone is sold on for reuse."

OzHarvest receives excess perishable foods from over 3,000 donor businesses and redistributes it directly to over 1,000 local charities across the nation.

"We talk about food wastage, and as a farming community we are certainly well aware of the true value of our foods." said Shire President Paul Omodei "Now we have an opportunity to act to help turn some of that wastage into something useful."

"We dispatched more than fifty unwanted mobile phones to the recyclers in December" said Cr Omodei, "and each one generated a Christmas dinner for someone needy. I'd like to see us double that figure before the end of the program in February."

"Mobile for a Meal is truly a win win win effort," said Cr Omodei. "Waste is reduced, precious resources are recycled and needy families are helped."

The Mobile for a Meal campaign concludes at the end of February.

All unwanted mobile phones and their accessories can be left in the MobileMuster boxes at many Shire facilities including the Administration Office, Community Information Office, Depot, AquaCentre, all libraries, the Manjimup Recycling and Refuse Centre and at each of the three town transfer stations.

Page reviewed: 12 Jan 2018 12:56pm