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Adelaide and Monarto Zoos are calling on you to donate your old mobile phones and help us support on-ground conservation in West Africa.

Zoos SA is working with Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary (Sierra Leone), who have over 80 Chimpanzees in their Rehabilitation Centre, and run community outreach, research, and alternative livelihoods programs.

By recycling your unused phones, you can help protect Chimpanzees in the wild - recycling reduces the need for people to buy new phones, decreasing the demand for mining. Recycling also means the plastics and other hazardous substances aren’t going into landfill.

PhoneCycle is working with Zoos South Australia to help protect the environment and conserve the wild. If you’d like to find out more about this program visit:

Here are a few tips and resources for running a successful mobile phone recycling campaign:

Raise awareness


Download the They’re Calling on You poster and collection box label to hand-out or email to your friends, family and colleagues.

Let everyone know how recycling their mobile phones can raise funds for Zoos SA to support the work of Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Sierra Leone.

Make it fun and easy for people to take part


Create your own collection point by reusing a cardboard box or any receptacle and attach our collection box label. Nominate a location for your collection box or ask for volunteers to collect mobile phones for recycling.

Let everyone know the timeframe for your mobile phone recycling campaign. We would recommend one month – Long enough for everyone to bring in their phones but short enough that people do not forget.


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