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Sustainability is high on Salvos Stores' agenda. Salvos Stores considers the environment in everything it does, in order to minimise waste and Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
Salvos Stores has a number of Hybrid trucks in its fleet. Suitable goods which cannot be sold in store are recycled by Salvos Stores.
Salvos Stores would like to encourage shoppers to buy second-hand goods and give items a second life. Please donate suitable goods to Salvos Stores during trading hours.
For more information on donating click here.
To read Salvos Stores Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report
MobileMuster - Old Mobiles To Help Change Lives
Salvos Stores is proud to announce a new partnership with MobileMuster. You can now recycle your old mobiles and accessories at your nearest Salvos Stores in SA, NT, WA, TAS and VIC to help raise much needed funds for The Salvation Army.
Salvos Stores will receive $2 for every kilogram of mobiles and accessories collected in-store from MobileMuster.
Recycling your old mobile at Salvos Stores is free and easy, with MobileMuster collection boxes available in most stores.
The partnership is funded by the mobile telecommunications members of MobileMuster. The members pay a levy on every handset they import into Australia for sale, not through the resale of items collected.
Not only will you be giving Salvos Stores a helping hand when you recycle your old mobiles with them, you will also be helping to keep the estimated 22 million old and unused mobiles in people's drawers and cupboards out of landfill.
"We are very excited to be partnering with MobileMuster. It's a great way to increase the range of goods we are able to recycle in stores while generating extra funds for The Salvation Army programs." Salvos Stores Sustainability and Waste Manager Donald Munro commented.
Rose Read Recycling Manager of MobileMuster outlined how important this partnership with Salvos Stores is to the mobile phone industry.
"By increasing the drop-off points around Australia through Salvos Stores we are making it easier for everyone to do the right thing and recycle their old mobiles in the safest, and most ethical way possible," commented Read.
"The Salvation Army does great work providing meaningful support services to marginalized and disadvantaged Australians and we are very humbled to work closely with them in this great cause," added Read.
"Not only will people have a feel-good factor when they recycle their old mobile phone, but now they can also help The Salvation Army help others in need," said Rose Read, Recycling Manager for MobileMuster."
The environmental benefits of recycling all 22 million mobiles would be equal to planting 86,000 trees and taking 4,000 cars off the road.
A recent research report from MobileMuster has shown that two out of five Australians have two or more old mobiles that they don't use and over a third of these mobiles are five or more years old.
To learn more about MobileMuster and where you can recycle go to www.mobilemuster.com.au