Thanks to food and tech initiative.

Australians have rallied together for a worthy cause, decluttering their homes and donating 60,000 old phones to recycle, which will allow OzHarvest to deliver the equivalent amount of meals to people in need thanks to the MobileMuster and OzHarvest summer initiative Mobile For A Meal.

Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) chairman and manager of the MobileMuster program, Stuart MacIntyre said, “Recycling efforts have not only helped OzHarvest but also helped the mobile phone industry to play their role in product stewardship and ensure that products that reach their end of life are recycled in a safe, secure and ethical way.”

AMTA chairman Stuart MacIntyre presenting MobileMuster cheque to OzHarvest head of fundraising, Henrietta Ardlie

“Mobile For A Meal has been a huge success for the MobileMuster program,” MobileMuster recycling manager, Spyro Kalos noted, “we have seen a 17% increase in the number of phones we usually collect over those summer months which means more Australians are recycling.”

“The initiative has been successful threefold; encouraging people to recycle, keeping old mobile phones out of landfill and contributing to the important work that OzHarvest are doing,” he concluded.