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Gift your unwanted phones to Taronga Zoo this Christmas

11 December 2017 by Michelle Lewis 0 Comments

Clean out your cupboards and spread some goodwill at Christmas by donating your unwanted mobile phones to the Act for the Wild charity.

Donate phones to Taronga Zoo gorillas

Act for the Wild - They're calling on you

Taronga and Taronga Western Plains Zoos are calling on you to recycle your old moble phones to help save one of our closest living relatives - the gorilla.

A rare mineral ore called coltan, found in many mobile phones, is mined in gorilla habitat. The mining is accelerating the decline in gorilla numbers and at least ten other African primate species.

By simply recycling an old mobile phone, the pressure on gorilla habitat is reduced and money raised from refurbished mobile phones supports conservation projects in Africa.


By sending your old phone through the free mobile phone recycling program you are also:

  • Diverting your phone from landfill.
  • Raising money for the Jane Goodall Institute's conservation programs, including primate conservation work in Africa, through the sale of refurbished phones and recycled coltan.
  • Reducing the demand for coltan mining by recycling the coltan-coated capacitor in your old mobile phone. Add your old phone to the more than 50,000 that have been collected  since June 2009.

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