AT&T Launches Cell Phone Recycling Initiative

AT&T has begun to recycle cell phones in full force.  They have implemented recycling in their stores, online, and through their customer programs.  In order to ensure that the donation process is extremely easy for people, AT&T will have designated drop-off areas at each store location throughout the United States and will offer free prepaid shipping labels online.

AT&T has partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on this initiative.  Matt Hale, Director of the Office of Resource Conservation and recovery at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states, “We encourage wireless users to do what they can to reuse or recycle old cell phones because they’re made of valuable materials like precious metals, copper, and plastics – all of which require energy to extract and manufacture.”

AT&T encourages you to recycle all cell phones, no matter which wireless provider you have chosen.  They are committed to recycling every type of cell phone because it will have a positive impact on the environment.

Recycling for Charities offers this same type of service.  You can not only recycle your used cell phone but also your used digital camera, iPod, MP3 players, and PDAs.  Click here to donate and give the proceeds to a charity of your choice!!

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One Response to “AT&T Launches Cell Phone Recycling Initiative”

  1. madgreengirl says:

    AT&T touts all this recycle garbage, yet when you cancel or move for U-Verse service they will not take back the power cords, cables, remotes or batteries!!!! AND they mentions nothing in their return merchandise paperwork about the proper way to dispose of those items (not the trash!!) just that you you can ‘keep them free of charge’! All that is going in the landfill. SHAME ON YOU HYPOCRITES @ AT&T!!! Take back your stuff and reuse or recycle it!!!!!

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