News

Muster up your old mobiles and preserve some memories

NEXT week is National Recycling Week and to support the Planet Ark initiative, Mobile Muster, the Australian mobile phone industry's official product stewardship program, has launched a new initiative 'Memory Muster'.

There are over 22 million unwanted phones in homes and businesses in Australia and although the phones are not biodegradable and contain substances which can harm the environment, 90% of the materials used can be recycled.

Memory Muster aims to encourage residents to hand in their old mobile phones and in return receive six postcard size prints of photos stored on the old phone.

To get the set of six premium postcards depicting your much-loved memories, all you need to do is visit Mobile Muster's website and upload your six favourite photos.

It's then simply a matter of dropping your old mobile at a post office or sending it to Mobile Muster by mail and once the mobile is received by the company, it will send you your six postcards.

The initiative runs until December 31 and includes an online competition which will give you the chance to have your photo exhibited and published.

Winners will also receive tickets to a Memory Muster gala event to be held in Sydney in January next year when the winning photos will be displayed.

Australian celebrities Laura Enever and Gyton Grantley will judge the photos and share some of their own pictorial memories as part of the campaign.

The Mobile Muster program is the only one of its kind in the world and to date has collected 947 tonnes of mobile phone components including 6.75 million handsets and batteries.

To join the effort and get rid of your unwanted phone, visit Mobile Muster's website at mobilemuster.com.au.

Topics:  recycling



A singin' theatre success

SPLASH OUT: The new Australian production of Singin' in the Rain is  playing at QPAC'S Lyric Theatre until October 30.

Old classic takes on new life in Australian production.

Police news in five minutes, September 26

Tweed Heads police.

Teen held up, knife arrest and man arrested after doing burn-out

Charities shouldn't be out of pocket

COMMUNITY SUPPORT: Tweed Shire Council candidate Michael McNamara with Rotary Club of Murwillumbah Central president Peter Kelly and executive secretary Denis Hallworth at the club's regular fundraising sausage sizzle.

Council candidate calls for a community group policy review

Local Partners

A singin' theatre success

SPLASH OUT: The new Australian production of Singin' in the Rain is  playing at QPAC'S Lyric Theatre until October 30.

Old classic takes on new life in Australian production.

Josh Brolin and Kathryn Boyd tie the knot

Josh Bolin marries in front of close friends and family

Marilyn Manson wants a 'nice' girl

Marilyn Manson wants a girl who understands both of his identities

Angelina turns to Depp for consolation after divorce

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie with their six children

Angelina Jolie is reportedly being consoled by Johnny Depp

Conner's food distraction leads to elimination

Australian Survivor contestant Conner Bethune.

HUNGER gets to castaway as Australian Survivor's tribes merge.

Bonus point gets Dan and Carleen over the line on The Block

Dan and Carleen in their winning living and dining rooms in a scene from The Block.

BABY boomers win living and dining week as show hits halfway mark.

Casuarina sets the benchmark in Tweed market

Our property market is as strong as it's been since the crisis

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Sunshine Beach property breaks real estate record

The property overlooks Sunshine Beach, as the backyard lawn meets the sand.

Sunshine Beach mansion sale smashes real estate record

SOLD: Historic hotel finds new owner

Post Office Hotel Grafton

Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

Pub in new hands and heading in a brand new direction

Peppers Airlie Beach put on the market

ON THE MARKET: Peppers Airlie Beach is being for recievership sale by CBRE Hotels and PRD Nationwide Airlie Beach.

Peppers Airlie Beach is being offered for sale.