Gorillas are on the brink of
extinction. They're calling on YOU to donate your phone
now help save Gorillas in Africa simply by donating
your mobile phone! Coltan is a metallic ore that is
mined both in and out of Africa and can be found within
many electronic devices such as mobile phones.
The mining of coltan within the Congo River Basin is
contributing to forest loss and unrest in the region,
and is accelerating the loss of mountain gorillas at
an alarmingly fast rate. Whilst efforts are being made
to tackle this issue, the majority of the worlds known
coltan reserves are found within Africa, and the mining
of coltan within gorilla habitat continues.
It is very difficult to know which phones contain coltan
mined from Africa, however every phone can help save
gorilla's when donated to They're Calling on You.
By donating your phone through the They're Calling on
You mobile phone recycling program you are:
Keeping its coltan and other valuable
or toxic parts out of Australian landfill
Helping the National Zoo & Aquarium raise money
to support primate conservation, and other wildlife
Lessening the demand for coltan mining by providing
the coltan-coated capacitor in your old mobile phone
a second life.
To support the "They're Calling on You"
mobile phone recycling program you can:
1. Visit the
National Zoo & Aquarium to collect a postage paid
recycling satchel, and post your mobile phone to the
Aussie Recycling Program. Or
simply hand your phone in over the counter.
3. Donate a
corporate fleet of mobile phones by calling 6287 8487,
or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We can supply you with signage for
your noticeboards. You can also arrange for a free
pickup (16 phones and over)
4. Schools can
get involved to! Please email
email@example.com to discuss how your
school can integrate this program whilst inspiring
students to take action for wildlife!
Next time your mobile
phone rings, let that be a reminder that 'They're calling