The Forest is Calling
Will you answer the call?
By 2020 it’s estimated there will be almost 3.6 billion smartphones in circulation around the world – that’s the equivalent of almost half the global population with a smartphone!
Mobile phones contain minerals such as gold, cobalt, tungsten, tin, and coltan. Mining for these minerals in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (EDRC) drives illegal bushmeat hunting, destroys crucial chimpanzee and gorilla habitat, and has been the cause of human conflict.
Recycling old and unwanted devices can both reduce the need for new minerals to be mined and help raise funds to support JGI’s work to protect endangered chimpanzees and gorillas in EDRC.
The Forest is Calling global campaign
The Forest is Calling is an international campaign of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) to inspire action around recycling and extending the useful life of mobile devices and other used electronics.
JGI’s International Mobile Phone Recycling Day
On December 15th, 2019 JGI offices around the world will be coming together to celebrate our International Mobile Phone Recycling Day. We invite citizens from around the globe to participate in our campaign by recycling their unwanted mobile devices with our recycling partners.
Hear from Dr. Jane about the importance
of recycling your mobile phone.
What can you do?
At the moment we are negotiating with a new rcycling partner.
Photo credits: (hero image) JGI Canada, (others) Bill Wallauer/JGI