recycling

Charity Cars and OzHarvest Canberra

Posted by on May 1, 2018

We are thrilled to announce a brand new and very generous partnership between The Green Shed and OzHarvest Canberra.

Our friends at The Green Shed run a number of services focused on re-use, recycle and re-purpose. One of them is Charity Cars, a free-service collecting unwanted vehicles for resale or sale as scrap metal. OzHarvest Canberra has been chosen to receive 20% of all vehicles’ sold or scrapped value to help continue the important work they do in the Canberra region.

How does it work?

Charity Cars will collect any vehicle for free anywhere within the ACT and surrounds if the vehicle is accessible and has all four wheels; they also require ownership to be signed off at the time of collection… it’s as easy as that!

If the vehicle collected is considered by Charity Cars to have a resale value higher than its scrap metal value the vehicle will be sold at The Green Shed, Resource Management Centre, Mitchell; if it is deemed as being scrap value only the vehicle will be taken to an accredited recycling facility and sold as scrap metal.

Regardless of the method of disposal 20% of the vehicle’s worth will be donated directly to OzHarvest Canberra to help continue their invaluable work within the Canberra Community.

Charity Cars is a business initiative designed to raise revenue for local charity in an innovative and responsible way. They also seek to promote responsible disposal of unwanted motor vehicles in the Territory as well as to generate sustainable, local employment.

Charity Cars is owned and managed by The Green Shed (TGS), which currently operates out of the reuse and recycling facilities at the Mugga Lane and Mitchell Resource Management Centres in the ACT. TGS has a proven record of community engagement throughout the region. Over the last four years TGS has donated over $610,000 in cash donations to local charities. On top of this they donate regularly to Canberra’s schools and local community enterprises.

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Charity Cars have also kindly donated a vehicle to assist our Canberra team in their day to day endeavours that help nourish the local community. Meet Manuela, the newest edition to our fleet. Thanks Charity Cars and the Green Shed!

 

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Mobile for a meal

Posted by on November 23, 2017

This December OzHarvest and Mobile Muster are launching our Mobile for a Meal campaign. For every mobile recycled this summer Mobile Muster will donate a meal through OzHarvest to Australians in need.*

Mobile Muster is aiming to recycle 70,000 mobile phones by the end of February so that OzHarvest can deliver 70,000 meals to people in need across the country!

To recycle your old mobile search for your nearest collection point here or drop off your old mobiles at any of the below retail stores.

Resources

Download the posters, social media image and video below to help promote the Mobile for a Meal campaign in your workplace. If you need any further information contact Mobile Muster.

Mobile Phone Waste Facts & Figures

  • There are over 40 million tonnes of electronic waste in the world which represents over $68 billion of potentially reusable resources. (1)
  • Australians are among the highest users of technology and produce an estimated 25kg of electronic waste each every year. (2)
  • In Australia there are over 23 million old unused and unwanted mobile phones and 5 million of these mobiles phones are broken and no longer working.
  • Over 96% of the materials used in mobile phones and accessories can be recovered.
  • For every tonne of mobile phone materials recovered, 10 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions are avoided.

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Aussies’ old phones dial up 60,000 meals for those in need with Mobile for a Meal

Posted by on March 23, 2017

Australians have rallied together for a worthy cause, decluttering their homes and donating 60,000 old phones to be as part of MobileMuster and OzHarvest’s successful summer initiative Mobile For A Meal. The recycled phones will allow OzHarvest to deliver 60,000 meals to people in need.

Mobile For A Meal has been a huge success for the MobileMuster program,” said Spyro Kalos, Recycling Manager at MobileMuster, “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 in three important ways: encouraging people to recycle, keeping old mobile phones out of landfill and contributing to the important work that OzHarvest are doing,” he concluded.

“I am overjoyed that so many people have put their old mobile phones to good use,” said Ronni Kahn, CEO of OzHarvest, “through this great partnership, old technology has been saved from landfill and turned into a healthy hot meal for someone who really needs it”.

Although e-waste and food waste aren’t typically related, the initiative tackled these two growing waste issues in Australia. $10 billion of food is wasted every year, while there are over 25 million old mobiles sitting around in Australian homes waiting to be recycled.

“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,” said Stuart MacIntyre, Chair of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) which manages the MobileMuster program.