If you’re updating your smartphone, it’s important to ensure your old phone doesn’t end up somewhere it shouldn’t…like the rubbish bin.

According to MobileMuster, there are more than 23 million unused mobile phones in Australia alone.  Recycling these devices is crucial for the environment and the economy. 

Mobile phones contain valuable metals such as gold, silver, and copper that can be reused in other products. Additionally, mobile phones contain other hazardous materials that can pollute the environment – Recycling prevents these materials from entering landfills and contaminating soil and water. 

So when you’re done with your phone, sell it…trade it or recycle it…don’t bin in.