In four years, the Earth will be destroyed. Help us stop Götter|dämmerung!
Hand in your old mobile for recycling and be in with the chance to win a Gold Package for two.
Do you have any old mobile phones lying around? Then you have a valuable piece of the Earth at home. A mobile doesn’t just contain your entire life, it also contains substances such as gold, silver, palladium and coltan; rare materials that are often mined under difficult conditions.
In Sweden, 4 million new mobiles are sold every year, but only half a million are recycled. According to the UN Environment Programme, managing electrical waste is one of the biggest environmental challenges for the 21st century. We can now work together to do our bit.
In Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, the Earth is plundered. Gold is stolen from the Rhine, marking the start of a dark journey towards Götterdämmerung (The Twilight of the Gods). For us here at the Göteborg Opera, where we have prioritised environmental work for many years, this opera production is an ideal opportunity to discover new ways of making the performing arts more sustainable — a learning experiment.
Götterdämmerung can be prevented. We can make a change by living more sustainably, and making better use of our resources.
So we’d like to invite you to join us in making the world a little greener. Because while the Earth’s resources are running dry, many old mobiles are just lying around gathering dust. It might be useful to keep a spare, but far better to give them a new life.
How does it work?
Deposit your old mobile phone in our foyer for recycling. Fill out the competition form and be in with the chance to win a great Gold Package for two!
- A Gold Package includes 2 tickets for any performance at the Göteborg Opera during Season 2018/2019, as well as an organic three-course meal for two at our restaurant. (Total maximum value: SEK 2660)
- The competition runs from 17 November 2018 until 31 January 2019.
- One winner will be chosen each month.
- More mobile phones means more chances. You may complete a competition form for each mobile phone you hand in.
What happens to the phones?
The mobile phones handed in here are dealt with by Veolia in the strictest of confidence.
The phones are transported to a disassembly facility in Halmstad, where they are crushed into chips and undergo a process whereby the different materials are separated for recycling. Substances that cannot be extracted are sent to Boliden, where minerals and precious metals are disposed of. So 95% of the device is recycled and most of what’s left is plastic that is then used for energy recovery.