You can change lives with your old mobile
Don´t throw it away – give it away!!!
Did you know that approximately 90% of the elements from your old mobile can be reused?
Just 5 minutes of your time can make a difference in the world.
For every production of a Smartphone a small amount of Coltan, a mix of minerals (columbita y tantalita) is being used, extracted overall in mining activities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (80% of the world wide Coltan reserves), producing significant problems for the local population and threatening Africa´s rich flora and fauna.
Apart of the blame and responsibility of big companies using Coltan in their products, we also have to take into account the role and importance of the consumers and their willingness to reduce the damage by recycling their mobiles. By recycling and reusing elements such as Coltan we can significantly improve the situation in the mining areas and therefore help protect flora, fauna and humans alike.
Why is it so important to recycle our mobiles?
- In order to reuse terminals and reduce the unsustainable demand of its natural components.
- In order to recycle all useful elements, respecting the environment.
- In order to be able to correctly and safely dispose of all toxic components, avoiding unnecessary contamination of the environment.
- In order to reduce the excessive demand of Coltan and in continuation, reduce armed conflicts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
- To help raise funds for projects like MONA (for every recycled mobile sent in our name, MONA receives a small donation from EurekaMobile).
What will happen to the mobile once you send it to the recycling station?
If your mobile is still functioning and can be repaired it will be send to other countries where they can still be of use. Those terminals that are beyond reparation will be passed on to specialized recycle stations which dismantle them in order to reuse as many elements as possible and correctly dispose of all other elements making sure to minimize any negative effects on the environment.
¿HOW can you recycle your mobile? It´s fairly easy really:
Download this posting label (already prepaid) in order to send it for free. Print the label and stick it on the envelope or package and bring it to the next post office. (these packages can´t wait more than 2kg.
In that case sadly we can´t offer you any free shipping possibilities but you can still send it directly to the Rescue Centre and we will make sure your mobiles will reach the recycling station to be taken care off.
Here you can find our address.
It doesn´t matter if you are representing just yourself
a school or even a company
in order to send more than 30 mobiles you can call EurekaMobile at 902 929 605 and ask them to pick the package up for free. Just print the label
***You can only send mobiles, working or not working, with it´s battery but without the charger cables, the SIM card or any other additional element.
***The free shipping only works if you send them from somewhere in SPAIN
Download the Label