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Ninetology partners with Malaysia Nature Society (MNS) in phone recycle program

Ninetology and Malaysia Nature Society (MNS) have formed an exclusive mobile phone recycle program called the Smart Ecology 2. The program aims to reduce the number of wastage and pollution due to the high number of disposable hand phones in the country.

Ninetology-Smart-Ecology-2-MNS[L-R: Malaysian Nature Society, Executive Director, Mr. Shah Redza Hussein & Sean Ng, CEO of Ninetology ASEAN]

Via this new initiative, users looking to upgrade their current mobile phones will now have a channel to patron when they get their new phones by trading in their old phones.

These old phones will be gathered by MNS and its Recycle for Nature team, in which will then be disposed or recycled via the Green Recycling method. The respective parts of each device will be segregated respectively to be repaired then re-used for future new devices.

Recycle for Nature with MNS is a Fund Raising programme to support MNS’s environmental conservation projects particularly towards the protection and conservation activities of Belum Temenggor Forest.

To encourage users to recycle their old phones, the Smart Ecology 2 program offers rebates of up to RM200 to users who trade in their old phones. All they need to do is to sign-up at the Ninetology website before the new purchase.

At the same time, in order to educate the younger generation and instil environmental values, RM150 rebates are given to students and youth (up to age 30) on their new Ninetology smartphone purchase – without any trade-in request.

There are a total of 7 Ninetology models that are selected to be part of this program.  Currently, three models are included in the program – the U9R1, Stealth II, and Insight, with the U9R1 being the beacon model for the Smart Ecology 2 program. The remaining 4 models will be unveiled 2nd December 2013.

“It is never smart to have accumulating unused devices in almost every corner of our very own homes as it gives more harm than any good in the long run, especially when new smart phones are launched every other day. Hence, our initiative of Smart Ecology 2 with MNS to provides the platform for people who are looking into upgrading their phones, a chance to contribute back to the environment,” Sean Ng, CEO of Ninetology ASEAN.

The Smart Ecology 2 program runs from November 2013 until 31st January 2014.

Kugan is the co-founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy

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