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According to the National Geographic Society, 125 million mobile phones are making their way into landfills annually worldwide. The continual cycle of planned obsolescence dramatically impacts the world’s resources. Not only do discarded mobile phones take up space in landfills, but the mining of precious metals for their manufacture has a profound human and environmental cost, particularly in Africa.
Recognizing this problem, a solution was devised under the banner of “Africa Calling.” Africa Calling is a non-profit group of students, businesses, and volunteers dedicated to the collection and redistribution of used mobile phones to those who need them most. Headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, we hope to provide North America's unneeded mobile phones to disadvantaged people across the globe by setting up an international program to redistribute, rather than discard, this life-saving technology.