Nokia joins MobileMuster program

To push recycling of electronics.

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has joined MobileMuster. As the mobile telecommunications industry’s official recycling program, the service provides a free take back program for old mobiles and accessories.

Run in partnership with mobile handset manufacturers and network operators Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile the service provides a free national recycling program to mobile phone users.

Australian Mobile Telecommunications Australia (AMTA) CEO, Chris Althaus “The mobile telecommunications industry is delighted to welcome Nokia phones, one of the industry’s most iconic and recognisable brands, to our world-class recycling program.

“Nokia was a founding member of MobileMuster in 1998, so it’s great to welcome HMD Global into the program. Our members work together to ensure old mobiles are kept out of landfill and recycled in a responsible, secure and environmentally sound way, placing reusable commodities back into the supply chain.”

HMD Global Australia country manager, Mark Trundle said, “As we bring the new range of Nokia Android smartphones, including the latest Nokia 8, into the Australian market we are proud to join the industry-funded program and offer our customers a sustainable recycling service.

“Being part of this government accredited initiative gives us great confidence that our smartphones, batteries and accessories, once they have finished their useful life, will be recycled to the highest environmental standards.”

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