Posts Tagged ‘mobile phone recycling’

AT&T Launches Cell Phone Recycling Initiative

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

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!!

Mobile Device Recycling Option Available to BART System Riders

Friday, January 30th, 2009

If you live in the San Francisco area or ride the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transportation) system, cell phone recycling just got a whole lot easier:

LG Mobile Phones has joined forces with BART, of the San Francisco Bay Area, to redefine convenience in mobile device recycling. Kicking off on June 8, LG is outfitting six BART stations (Civic Center, Powell Street, Montgomery Street, Embarcadero, Oakland City Center/12 Street, and Dublin/Pleasanton) with recycling receptacles, encouraging routine customers to drop off their mobile phones, chargers and accessories, from any manufacturer. Commuters can also receive a prepaid mailer online or through “Txt to Recycle,” an additional component to LG’s green initiatives, and easily recycle their unused or old mobile phones. The program is one of many initiatives in LG’s ecoMobilization program to inspire people to make a difference.

For those of you who are not residents of the San Francisco Bay Area or who do not ride on the Bay Area Rapid Transit system, you can still recycle your cell phone!
Donate your cell phone to Recycling For Charities by simply printing out the shipping label and tax donation forms directly from our Recycling For Charities website . Affix the label to your box, pack your collected donations for shipment, and receive your tax deduction while the charity of your choice receives your donation!

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