This page has information on RE:MOBILE, an accredited product stewardship programme, which recycles mobile phones and accessories.
About the scheme
Accredited: 8 July 2014 for 7 years
The New Zealand Telecommunications Forum’s RE:MOBILE product stewardship programme takes unwanted mobile phones that are still operational and sells them for refurbishment and resale overseas.
Where the mobile phones and accessories cannot be reused they are broken down in New Zealand and component materials are recovered by recycling facilities overseas. The scheme contributes a percentage of profits to a charity.
Unwanted mobile phones and accessories can be dropped off at RE:MOBILE collection bins in Vodafone, Spark New Zealand or 2Degrees stores, or posted to RE:MOBILE.
For more information see Recycle a mobile phone on the New Zealand Telecommunications Forum website.
The scheme covers the following products, irrespective of manufacturer:
The scheme does not cover:
The New Zealand Telecommunications Forum
The scheme's progress
In the 2014/15 financial year:
- the scheme helped collect over 96,000 phones for reuse and recycling
- 187 public drop-off points were maintained around the country
- 12 tonnes of potentially harmful substances were diverted from landfill.
New Zealand Telecommunications Forum members are active in promoting the scheme.
Find out more
See RE:MOBILE [New Zealand Telecommunications Forum website]