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



To register your school:


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 Great Apes like chimpanzees 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 drives the bush meat trade, further exacerbating the decline of 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 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 reduce the demand for coltan mining in chimpanzee habitat. Phones that cannot be reused, are broken down into component parts and recycled. When you recluse your phone, our generous mobile phone recycling partners donate money on your behalf. The money raised goes towards our vital conservation programs in the DRC.

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Recycling your old phone isn’t just for schools! For individuals and businesses:

Organise a FREE courier collection for 10 or more mobiles, or a reply paid label for less than 10.

Download our poster to promote the campaign at your work place.