Take your old phone back to science

UPC is receiving discarded mobile phones to keep on researching a new method to recover metals with bacteria. Help us sending yours and become a Reviver!

Tell everybody about Revivack

Tell your people about the project and invite them to participate. The more devices in a single shipment, the less CO2 and the more you save. All brands are very welcome!

Choose the most convenient shipping options: indicate where you are, number of items and transport channels.

follow the steps

Continue the process to the end by clicking on REVIVE. We will ask you for a few details and we will send you the label and instructions by email.

share and win

Share the initiative, subscribe and win prizes in our monthly draws with sustainable product brands.

Without printing labels!

Once you have received the instructions and label by e-mail, put your old devices in an envelope and send them back. You don’t need to print the label!

You do not need shipping label

November giveaway

If you return an old cell phone and become a reviver, you’ll be entered into our monthly product sweepstakes. In this case we are raffling a set of Pierre fabre products and a POPSICASE Case.

How much is your old phone going to be recovered NOW if you donate it to Science?


Recovery Index

  • Recycled 40% 40%
  • Storage 60% 60%
This product is composed by 3 components. Presently we are focusing in recovering metals from the electronic backplate. The other two parts, screens and covers are divided by brands and stored waiting to find a partner to be recovered.
How your old phone is recovered

Batteries and mainboards

Contain more than 50 metals in a plastic container. Discover how it is recovered!


From a bioleaching process, i.e. the extraction of metals through the use of living organisms, in this case bacteria, metals can be recovered from printed circuit boards (PCBs).

Recovery Centers involved in the process


All mobiles are in a plastic and metal casing that can be recovered.


Both the plastics and metals in the casing can be shredded and then recycled SEPARATELY. They are currently stored and sorted for further processing by their brands or other recovery centers.

Recovery Centers involved in the process


All mobiles are in a plastic and metal casing that can be recovered.


Looking for partners to Recover Screens

¡Looking for partners!