Weltladen Eltmann: A campaign to collect cell phones for an organized recycling

Recovering valuable raw materials, but above all creating awareness of the dark side of marginalized society, this is what Eltmann Global Store wants with its mobile collection campaign, which begins with a movie night. UBiZ is on board for the topic and screening the movie “Welcome to Sodom” at Eltmann and adding the subtitle “Your Cell Phone Already Exists”.

The movie takes you to the largest illegal electronic waste dump in the Congo, where adults and children alike extract raw materials from European scrap under unimaginable conditions. It is precisely such circumstances that Monsieur wants to confront with the campaign that Wiltaladin Altmann has now joined. Old cell phones (without a SIM card) can be returned there.

But that’s not the end of the job, according to Elizabeth Muller-Fürch of Veltladen. Everyone is allowed to use their cell phones, but you also have to think about the consequences and use valuable devices for a longer period: “We explain where the raw materials come from, the terms for extracting raw materials, but also about the production and disposal of cell phones.” Thought processes should be stimulated to think better about purchasing and using cell phones. More repair options would be a good approach here? Recycling is well-regulated under appropriate occupational health and safety conditions and with the return of valuable raw materials into the economic cycle.

General information events will likely not be possible in the next few weeks, but Weltladen volunteers are happy to provide information, as is the www.mission-einewelt.de/kampagnen/handyaktion-bayern homepage.

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