Recycle your old phone to help furry friends in need this March…

RSPCA’s Reloved stores and Op Shops have launched their “Phones for Furry Friends” initiative – just in time for Global Recycling Day on Monday 18 March. 

The initiative, which runs throughout March, invites the people of Perth to drop their old mobile phones in store to be recycled – helping the environment and animals in need. 

Phones will be sold to a recycling company to raise funds to help rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals suffering from cruelty and neglect. 

Anyone who brings in a handset will get a $5 voucher to spend at any of RSPCA’s six retail stores between now and the end of June, so people can pick up a stylish fashion bargain or op shop treasure, further helping animals in need. 

RSPCA WA Retail Operations Manager Hazel Thaw said: “According to MobileMuster, there’s an estimated 30 million old mobile phones lying around in drawers, boxes and hidden corners of houses across Australia. 

“Over 90 per cent of the materials in these unused phones can be recovered and recycled – so it’s a huge untapped resource. 

“RSPCA’s ‘Phones for Furry Friends’ initiative is the perfect opportunity for people to embrace Global Recycling Day and put the planet first. Helping abused, abandoned and neglected animals and scoring a $5 voucher is an added feel-good bonus, she said.

Phones can be dropped off at Reloved stores in North Perth, Subiaco and Fremantle, or at Op Shops in Mirrabooka, Bibra Lake and Port Kennedy. 

While in store, people can also donate preloved clothes, accessories, homewares and collectibles – another great way to embrace Global Recycling Day. 

RSPCA’s Reloved store locations and opening hours can be found at

RSPCA Op Shop locations and opening hours can be found at

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