Which States in Australia are the Best at Using Recycled Phones?

Posted by elain martell on August 17th, 2019

Being trendy and modern, we still don’t like to give up our old things. Smartphones are such things that we don’t feel like changing at all no matter how upgraded versions are available in the market.

Australians, in a sense, are large in number for holding on to their old phones for a longer period. They do not support refurbishing and recycling them.

An organization has recently shown that there are more than 23 million unused mobile phones living in the drawers or cupboards of each house of Australia. Australia’s government has been accredited mobile phone recycling program.

Through this recycling program, around 4.5 tonnes of mobile phones and materials have been gathered for recycling. There are few States in Australia that are identified as being the best at using recycled phones. New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia, Northern Territory are among these States. The cities from these States are mentioned as follows,

Hornsby Shire Council, City of Sydney, Randwick City Council, Lake Macquarie City Council, and Burwood Council are from New South Wales.

Moonee Valley City Council, Nillumbik Shire Council, City of Monash, Latrobe City Council, and the City of Greater Geelong are from Victoria.

City of Stirling, City of South Perth, City of Fremantle, City of Cockburn, and the City of Vincent are from Western Australia.

Brisbane City Council, Redland City Council, Townsville City Council, Scenic Rim Regional Council, and Cairns Regional Council are from Queensland.

Burnie City Council, Launceston City Council, Glenorchy City Council, Break O’Day Council, and Kingborough Council are from Tasmania.

Alice Springs Town Council, East Arnhem Shire Council, and West Arnhem Regional Council are from Northern Territory. 

City of Onkaparinga, City of Charles Sturt, City of Tea Tree Gully, City of Mitcham, and City of Port Adelaide Enfield are from South Australia. The District Council of Orroroo-Carneton in South Australia is the top city for the mobile recycling program.

Reusing the phones make it possible to get a good amount of metals and materials from the old collections of phones. The phones that have no value now because of those upgraded versions are sold in cheap rates now. Even people don’t prefer buying cheap iphones either because they know these can be the fake in most cases and they lack the upgraded version.

So, Australia is doing great in recycling mobile phones to make the best out of the environment.

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