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We have partnered with these organisations for the 2016 nation-wide school term 1 drive



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Did you know that chimpanzees are endangered?

You can help save chimpanzees simply by recycling your old phone. How do old phones help chimpanzees? 

One of the biggest threats to African great apes like chimpanzees and gorillas is the mining of coltan, a mineral used in most mobile phones. Mining results in the clearing of essential habitat in coltan-rich areas such as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and helps drive the bush meat trade, further exacerbating the decline of great ape populations. The Jane Goodall Institute Australia and our phone recycling partners are committed to raising awareness of the connection between the demise of great apes and the increase in mobile phone production.

We aim to reduce the impact on great apes by removing mobile phones from the waste stream and remarketing them for reuse. Phone refurbishment helps to reduce the demand for coltan mining in critical chimpanzee and gorilla habitat. Phones that cannot be reused are broken down into their constituent parts and recycled. When you recycle your phone, our generous mobile phone recycling partners donate money to the Jane Goodall Institute Australia on your behalf. This money then goes towards our vital conservation programs in the DRC.

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Recycling your old phone isn’t just for schools. Individuals and businesses can get involved too!

The Jane Goodall Institute Australia has proudly partnered with

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for the recycling of mobile phones outside of our school term 1 campaign.

Contact PhoneCycle to organise a FREE courier collection for 10 or more mobile phones, or print a reply paid label for less than 10.

Download our poster to promote mobile phone recycling at your work place.