Sustainability key as Kiwi telco sector launches mobile recycling initiative
- 11 May, 2016 07:26
New Zealand waterways will now be better off as a result of tens of thousands of mobile phones recycled each year through the RE:MOBILE mobile phone recycling scheme.
The New Zealand Telecommunications Forum (TCF) has appointed Sustainable Coastlines as the new beneficiary of its accredited mobile phone product stewardship scheme, RE:MOBILE.
The collection and recycling of disused mobile phone handsets via the RE:MOBILE scheme generates revenue, which provides an opportunity to make a donation to a registered charity.
“Sustainable Coastlines was a clear choice for the REMOBILE scheme when we were looking for a new beneficiary to work with,” says Geoff Thorn, CEO, TCF.
“It has an innovative approach to protecting the environment and this aligns well with our objectives for RE:MOBILE.”
According to Thorn, technology is changing rapidly and new devices are coming on stream constantly.