Help Save Mother Earth : Recycle Your Old Cell Phones

Some people doesn't care and doesn't know that old cell phone, PDA, cell phone batteries, chargers, and other accessories need and or should be recycled. Why?

Cell phones and accessories are made from valuable resources such as precious metals, copper, and plastics - all of which require energy to extract and manufacture. Recycling cell phones reduces greenhouse gas emissions, keeps valuable material out of landfills and incinerators, and conserves natural resources.

Aside from that, cell phones contain toxic metals that can pollute the environment and threaten human health. When recycled responsibly, the metals can be put back into circulation, decreasing the need for new metal mining.

Recycling your phone recovers valuable materials and helps save energy! This will results in significant environmental savings and can benefit those in need. Imagine recycling just a million cell phones reduces greenhouse gas emissions equal to taking 33 cars off the road for a year.

Below is a diagram that illustrates the Cell Phone Life Cycle:

graphic depicting life cycle of a cell phone

Some NGOs in America and Canada like EPA and their Plug-In To eCycling have already started their campaign on simple Cell Phone Recycling and many of the major cell phone retailers (both cell phone stores and big box retailers) will take back your old cell phone to recycle.

Where to Recycle Your Cell Phone

Drop It Off
Drop off your old cell phone, PDA, cell phone batteries, chargers, or other accessories at one of the retailers or service providers below. Visit the links for detailed drop-off and collection event information.

AT&T * Best Buy * Office Depot

Sony Ericsson * Sprint * Staples

T-Mobile * LG Electronics * Verizon Wireless

Note: EPA does not endorse the commercial services or products of its Plug-In To eCycling partners. All the previous links exit the EPA site

Mail It In
Mail in your old cell phone, PDA, cell phone batteries, chargers, or other accessories at one of the retailers or service providers below. Visit the links for detailed drop-off and collection event information.

Nokia * Sprint * Samsung

T-Mobile * Motorola * LG Electronics

Verizon Wireless * Sony Ericsson

Note: EPA does not endorse the commercial services or products of its Plug-In To eCycling partners. All the previous links exit the EPA site.

Don't Forget:
  • Before you drop off or mail in your old cell phone, make sure that you have terminated your service contract for the phone and erased any data in the phone.
  • To ensure that personal information is cleared from the phone, you can: manually delete all information and remove the SIM card; contact your service provider or phone manufacturer for instructions; or use a data erasing tool such as ReCellular's Cell Phone Data Eraser
YOU CAN MAKE MONEY OUT OF THIS JUNK STUFF!

Scott S. Andrews, has been into recycling business for 30 years discovered Cell Phone Recycling Business, an unknown business opportunity by most people worldwide. He will guide you all the way how to profit out of used cell phones/PDA recycling.

Don't Trash Your Cell Phone -- Recycle It!
Help keep toxic metals out of the environment and make money.

Did You Know?

Recycling all of the 100 million cell phones
ready for end of life management in the US
would save enough energy to power more
than 19,500 US households with electricity
for one year!

3 comments:

dhimas said...

i'm agree with you, lets make our eart it green and clean
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Fonebank said...

People easily forget that mobile phones contain toxic substances, that when thrown away in the trash can end up doing damage to the atmosphere as they rot in landfills. It just makes sense to recycle them and with the growing number of companies that are willing to exchange them for cash, it seems like a win-win situation.

phone bank said...

I wasn't aware that you had to clear the information from the phone yourself, thanks for the tip. I've got a few old phones which I'm looking to get rid of and to help the environment I'm definitely going to recycle them, so they're destroyed in the correct way.

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