Environment

SunFest is committed to conducting our activities in a way that respects the environment – managing risks and reducing our overall environmental impact. We are focused on reducing the environmental footprint of our operations with continual improvement programs to reuse, reduce and recycle any product that we can.

Our latest initiative is: MobileMuster

Mobile Muster is the official recycling program of the mobile phone industry. Initiated voluntarily by the Australian telecommunications industry in 1999, its overall aim is to prevent mobile phones ending up in landfill.

MobileMuster Quick Facts 

The program Australia wide collects and recycles mobile phone handsets, batteries and accessories from a network of over 3,500 mobile phone retailers, local councils, government agencies and other business drop off points across Australia.

SunFest is proud to announce that we have volunteered to become an official drop off point for this recycle program.

The recycling service is free to consumers and it’s as easy as coming into our office and dropping off your old mobile phone handsets, batteries and accessories.

Since the program started over 1, 168 tonnes of mobile phone components have been collected and recycled.  This includes 9.95 million handsets and batteries plus more than 580,000 kg of accessories as at 30 June 2015.

So when it comes to old mobile phones, batteries and accessories the message is simple

“Round ’em up and hand ’em in!”

Mobile phones are not biodegradable and over 90% of the materials in mobile phones can be recovered to be used to make new products.

Did you know?  

One tonne of circuit boards can yield about the same amount as precious metals as 110 tonnes of gold ore; 123 tonnes of silver bearing ore and 11 tonnes of copper sulphide ore.

By recycling your mobile phone you can help protect our environment in more than one way.