it announced the birth of your niece, brought you your girlfriend’s “yes” and told you about your new job
Today, it’s gathering dust in a drawer and that’s a shame because even if you don’t use it any more, your old mobile can still be useful
Mobo collects used mobiles
By giving your phone (and its accessories) to Mobo you preserve natural resources and help create jobs. Mobo is working for the planet and supporting good causes.
Mobile collection and sorting is handled by the Ateliers du Bocage (AdB), a social re-integration company and Emmaüs International member.
All revenues from mobile collection support the sustainable economy: they fund the AdB’s and the creation of collection centres in Africa.
Created in 1992, the Ateliers du Bocage (AdB) help people in difficulty to get back into the job market. As members of Emmaüs International, the AdB’s specialise in recycling office, electronic and computer equipment. Today, they are a standard for mobile phone recycling.
5 workshops in France (with 1 specialising in processing mobiles)
over 200 employees
In less than 2 years, mobile collection has led to the creation of 4 collection and sorting workshops in Africa;
In addition to providing a solution for the waste created by unwanted mobiles, the project also creates long term jobs and stimulates the local economy.
Recycling your mobile phones means preserving rare natural resources and fighting pollution.
Today in France there are more than 100 million mobile phones lying around in drawers.
Giving these mobiles a second life could halve the amount of CO² produced. In France, for example, if 1 unused mobile in 5 were recycled, we would cut 300,000 tons of CO², the equivalent of 2 billion kilometres travelled in a car… 5,202 times the distance to the moon. What would Jules Verne say?
What you should know:
Today, these rare metals need to be extracted from our drawers...
Mobo is fun and smart!
For Mobo, every donation counts. He thanks you, keeps you informed, and makes you smile.
People, companies, local authorities, associations... everybody can help in their own way. Mobile after mobile, Mobo is able to act thanks to you.
MMobo keeps you informed of what happens to your mobile, thanks to quick and easy donation tracking. To use the tracking service, just register your mobile online before placing it in the Mobo.
Mobo reacts when you give him a mobile and his expression changes according to his mood! and his expression changes according to his mood!
You will soon be able to communicate with him and send out animations on his screen.
Donate a mobile, spread the word about Mobo, sponsor a friend, take part in competitions... Mobo will soon reward you for your contributions.
a new lease on life for your old mobile
From collection to resale, discover the journey your used mobile phone takes.
recycling your mobile :
donate your mobile
Look at the Mobo map to find a collection point.
Today, Mobo is a pilot project in the Paris area. There will soon be other collection boxes installed elsewhere.
If you want to track what happens to your old mobile, register it online before placing it in a Mobo!Tracking your donation
Mobo accepts all mobile phones, any model, in any condition or any operator. He also takes batteries, chargers, earpieces, cables and other accessories...
When you place a phone in a Mobo, his expression changes: it’s his way of thanking you!
Remember to save you personal data and recover your SIM card before placing your mobile in Mobo.
Collecting and sorting are handled in the Ateliers du Bocage, a member of Emmaüs International, working on professional and social re-insertion and specialised in electronic and office equipment recycling.
and its new life begins!
The mobile phones are taken to the Deux-Sèvres workshop (atelier). If you have opted to track your donation, you will be informed of its arrival.
The mobiles are sorted, tested and then split into two categories: reusable and recyclable
If you have opted to track your donation,
Mobo informs you of the test results.
All revenues generated by the sale of the mobiles are returned to the Ateliers du Bocage (AdB) and Emmaüs International. They are used to run AdB and to create mobile phone waste collection centres and workshops in Africa.
In this way, your mobile phone helps to create jobs, supports the solidatary economy and preserves natural resources...
Not bad for something that was left in a drawer, don't you think?
Remember to save your personal data and recover your SIM card before placing your mobile phone in Mobo.