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Ever hear the expression ‘money for old rope’? Well I’ve just found a project that will give clean drinking water for old mobile phones. Sweet.
Like most people I have a collection of redundant technology living in the third draw down in the kitchen. All I have to do is send an email around the office and chuck a box under my desk to collect the seeds that will plant a well to enable some of the world’s poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education.
Not only does the scheme help people dispose of their old mobile phones, it also benefits the environment and people in the developing world.
WaterAid’s supporters collect phones (one of which is now me!) which are then sent to Aussie Recycling Program (ARP), with an average of $5 donated to WaterAid for each complete handset collected. The phones are then either repaired and sold in developing countries or the parts are recycled
A donation of $5 will be made for every handset.
The money will support WaterAid projects working to provide safe water for the world’s poorest people to drink.
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