Did you know, you can help save chimpanzees in the wild simply by recycling your old phone?
One of the biggest threats to chimpanzees and other Great Apes is the illegal mining of coltan, a mineral used in many mobile phones. Mining results in the clearing of essential habitat and drives the bush meat trade, further exacerbating the decline of Great Ape populations.
The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is committed to raising awareness of the connection between the demise of Great Apes and increase in mobile phone production. They’re Calling on You provides people with the opportunity to help.
The JGI has partnered with PhoneCycle to raise money for vital conservation programs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
PhoneCycle aims to reduce the impact of the telecommunications industry by removing mobile phones from the waste stream and remarketing them for reuse.
Phone refurbishment helps reduce the demand for coltan mining in chimpanzee habitat.
Recycling your old phone couldn’t be easier!
Simply download a Reply Paid Label for less than 10 phones or organise a Free Courier Collection for 10 or more mobiles.
Read more about They’re Calling on You and the Jane Goodall Institute.
Read more about Phone Cycle and how you can get further involved.