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November 4, 2022

Annual Report 2022

MobileMuster is pleased to present its 2021-22 annual report, which can be downloaded here.

The carbon-neutral, voluntary product stewardship program is funded by major handset manufacturers and network carriers to provide a free mobile phone recycling program to the highest environmental standard.

MobileMuster is accredited under the Australian government’s Recycling and Waste Reduction Act 2020, which stipulates annual key performance indicators related to the volume of mobile phones and accessories collected (tonnes), annual collection rate, landfill diversion rate, recycling rate, and program accessibility.

Thanks to the ongoing support of our members as well as our many channel partners, the program has once again met and surpassed many of these KPIs. These include:

  • Collecting 109t of mobile phones and accessories;
  • Achieving a collection rate of 62.5%;
  • Diverting 96.2% from landfill; and
  • Meeting a recycling rate of 99%.

MobileMuster also ran several campaigns in FY22 to create awareness of the how, where, and why of recycling, with the aim to build trust in the program. In 2021-22, 73% of the population was aware of the recycling program, with more than 8 million Australians recycling their mobile phones during this period.

“Australia has come a long way in its journey towards circularity. Today, we are seeing a greater understanding of what sustainability means across the entire supply chain with manufacturers, distributors, recyclers, and consumers alike ramping up efforts to close the loop.” Head of MobileMuster, Spyro Kalos, said.

“Product stewardship is at the heart of sustainable material management and moving to a circular economy is a shared responsibility where all parties in the supply chain have a part to play in a product’s lifecycle. I am proud of the long-standing and ongoing efforts of the telecommunications industry in taking ownership of its products through our voluntary scheme.”