Australian Mutual Bank has partnered with MobileMuster to support its mission of reducing electronic waste as well as plastic pollution. MobileMuster provides a free mobile phone recycling program in Australia to the highest environmental standard and is accredited by the federal government. The partnership will enable Australian Mutual Bank members to recycle unwanted and “end of life” mobile devices using our branches at Campbelltown, Blacktown, Penrith, Parramatta, Bankstown, Rouse Hill and Sutherland.

Through recycling, MobileMuster transforms the components from mobile phone waste into valuable materials for reuse, which ultimately means that fewer raw materials need to be extracted and processed to make new products. The environmental benefit of recycling our mobile phones is gained from avoiding future greenhouse gas emissions, saving energy, protecting the environment and conserving natural resources.

The mobile devices are sorted and disassembled into components: batteries, printed circuit boards, casing, screens, accessories and packaging. These components are processed separately to capture valuable metals like gold, silver, copper, platinumand palladium as well as plastics and glass, so theycan be reused in the next wave of technology ratherthan mining or making new material.

Please take a few minutes at home to dig out your old mobile phones and recycle them at your closest Australian Mutual Bank branch.

By recycling your mobile phone today you are not only decluttering your home, but you will be helping save precious resources and reduce the impact on the environment of tomorrow.

04 January 2022