Ninetology in phone recycling partnership with Malaysian Nature Society
By Digital News Asia November 27, 2013
- Trade in phones, which will then be responsibly disposed or recycled
- Rebates of up to RM200 for seven Ninetology phone models
MOBILE technology company Ninetology Asean and the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) have kicked off a mobile recycling programme, Smart Ecology 2, in a bid to help reduce the damaging effects of wastage on the environment.
Users looking to upgrade their current mobile phones can now trade in their old phones, which will be collected by MNS and its Recycle for Nature team. These phones will then be responsibly disposed or recycled, where parts of each device will be divided to be repaired and then re-used in new devices, Ninetology Asean said in a statement.
“Smart Ecology 2 with MNS provides the platform for people who are looking to upgrade their phones to contribute to the environment,” said chief executive officer Sean Ng.
To encourage users to recycle their old phones, the Smart Ecology 2 programme offers trade-in rebates of up to RM200. All they need to do is to sign up at ninetology.com/echannel before the new purchase.
Seven models will be part of this initiative. Three are current models – the U9R1, Stealth II, and Insight – while a further four will be unveiled on Dec 2. Smart Ecology 2 runs from now till Jan 31, 2014.
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