This semester the year nine humanities students have studied the environmental and human impact of mobile phone production as part of their trade and tourism unit. This term the humanities team is working with MobileMuster to help collect as many old and unused mobiles to be recycled.
When? Mobiles will be collected all of Term 4, 2023.
Where? Drop your phone into the cardboard box at the school office
- Reduce the amount taken from the Earth. By recycling, we can reuse finite materials instead of mining for new materials. Mining for new materials greatly impacts both the environment and the people working in unsafe mining conditions to retrieve the metals.
- Improve air quality by reducing the demand for power used in the mining, refining, processing and shipping of raw materials.
- Prevent hazardous e-waste from entering the environment. E-Waste has both a great impact on the environment and people living near it as toxic chemical components leak into the soil and water.
What Can be Recycled from Your Mobiles? Through our recycling process over 95% of the materials in a mobile phone are recovered, including: Glass, Aluminium, Gold, Silver, Palladium, Platinum, Copper, Cobalt, Nickel, Lithium, Graphene, and Plastic
More Resources about Mobile Muster and Recycling your Mobiles can be found at: https://www.mobilemuster.com.au/about-us/
MobileMuster is a division of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA), and is accredited under the Australian Government’s Recycling and Waste Reduction Act 2020.
Ms Katelyn Smith – Humanities Teacher