When the Appeal began back in 2009 mobile phone recycling was
new fundraising territory, turning old unwanted phones into
valuable funds to support children in medical emergencies, and has
proved a great benefit to many families across the country.
Recent experience suggests that people are holding onto new
Smartphones for longer, selling them or passing them on to family
and friends. This has meant the supply and value of phones
available for recycling has diminished over time and
for Starship, the programme has run its course.
Although the appeal has delivered a significant and meaningful
contribution to children's health over many years we feel that it
is no longer an effective way to raise money for Starship. As
an organisation, along with your help, we are proud to have been
part of a programme that has had significant environmental benefit
with more than 150 tonnes of material having been saved from
landfills since the Appeal began.
Starship Mobile Phone Appeal partners will arrange for boxes and
envelopes relating to the programme to be collected from outlets
across the country in the coming weeks.
If you have collected mobile phones in the past and you are now
looking to drop them off, please try any Vodafone, Spark or
2degrees store where they will have an in-store recycling
Need more information? Please contact us.
As always, there are lots of ways to support Starship, here are
just a few: