Providing old mobile phones to those who need them the most

Mobile recycler, Regenersis, is working with charity, Enable Community, to provide refurbished handsets to those who need them most.

If you receive a new mobile for Christmas this year, give your old one the best possible home – to people who need it the most – people who have never had access to any form of affordable communication. Regenersis, the mobile phone recycling company, is working with Enable Community to provide unwanted mobiles to support micro-entrepreneurs throughout Asia.

Regenersis is trusted by brands like Vodafone, Orange, O2, Three, T-Mobile, Coolafone, and BBC Children in Need to ensure that every handset received is treated responsibly, from clearing of data, through to ensuring they go to those who need them most. The company also operates a zero landfill policy ensuring that handsets received which are too old or beyond repair go for safe and responsible recycling.

Enable Community is a not for profit organisation, working to provide access to affordable communications to those that would otherwise be unable to afford it. Affordable handsets which come into Regenersis through its partners are cleared of all data, tested and refurbished by Regenersis then distributed by Enable Community to entrepreneurs in developing countries that are part of micro-credit programs. These help provide the basic tools we take for granted when trying to run our own businesses.

Mark Franklin, managing director at Regenersis, said: “As a responsible business we want to ensure anyone who trusts us with their unwanted handset knows that not only are all environmental considerations accounted for, but that we are also working to give as many phones as possible a new working life, significantly improving the quality of life for new owners. Working with Enable Community lets everyone who recycles a handset through us really see the benefits they bring to people in developing economies.”

Matthew Steine, head of Enable Community, added: “It is hugely satisfying to see the impact on the lives of these micro-entrepreneurs and the families they support, simply by providing affordable communications. I would encourage everyone to recycle their unwanted handsets with Regenersis to help as many of our micro-entrepreneurs as possible.”