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Earth Day 2009: Recycle Cell Phones for Charity

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

    As cell phones, computers, and personal digital assistants (PDAs) become more prominent in our everyday lives, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency encourages consumers to recycle these products instead of adding them to our nation’s landfills. For Earth Day this April please consider donating and recycling your wireless products to Recycling for Charities and receive a tax deduction.

    Cell phones and accessories are made from valuable materials such as precious metals, copper, and plastics – all of which require energy to extract and manufacture. Recycling cell phones results in environmental savings.Recycling cell phones reduces greenhouse gas emissions and conserves natural resources. There is also a strong secondary market for used cell phones and for donation to charitable organizations. If cell phones cannot be reused, the components are nearly 100 percent recyclable. Currently, only about 10 percent of unwanted cell phones are recycled each year. Last year Plug-in partners collected 11 million cell phones for reuse and recycling.

    Recycling cell phones can save enough energy to power more than 2,035 U.S. households for a year. Recycling the 100 million cell phones that are no longer used annually would save enough energy to power more than 18,000 households for a year.

    EPA has teamed up with leading cell phone makers, service providers, and retailers to launch this national campaign to encourage Americans to recycle or donate their unwanted cell phones. Donte cell phones, PDAs, iPods or digital cameras and all accessories and cord to Recycling for Charities online, or with one of their 650+ participating charities throughout the USA.

    Recycling on Earth Day 2009

    Thursday, May 21st, 2009

    This earth day in 2009 marks the will mark the beginning of The Green Generation CampaignTM which will also be the focus of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day in 2010. With negotiations for a new global climate agreement coming up in December, Earth Day 2009 must be a day of action and civic participation, to defend The Green Generation™’s core principles: Family with windmills: Renewable energy for future generations.

    • A carbon-free future based on renewable energy that will end our common dependency on fossil fuels, including coal.
    • A global recognition of water bottle plastic recycling standards.
    • Standards in which consumers will have an outlet to recycle common items that are a part of their life, like cell phones and iPods with charities like Recycling for Charities.

    • An individual’s commitment to responsible, sustainable consumption.
    • Creation of a new green economy that lifts people out of poverty by creating millions of quality green jobs and transforms the global education system into a green one.

    Under the umbrella of The Green GenerationTM, thousands of events are currently being planned in schools, communities, villages, towns and cities around the world. As in 2008, on April 19th Earth Day Network will celebrate Earth Day on the National Mall in Washington, DC, plus large-scale volunteer events in New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Denver, Austin, Atlanta, and DC in partnership with Green Apple Festival . We want to make Earth Day a time for meaningful change, so sign up to restore and give back to the community! And after you’re done giving back, celebrate with a free “thank you” concert for all our volunteers!

    Our partners in Cleveland, Columbus, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, Beijing, and Manila, among others, are planning large events where everyone can participate. Recycling for Charities will have a recycling drive ongoing on their website where consumers can donate and receive a tax deduction. We will also be apart of Royal Oak, MI Earth Weekend event April 24th on Main St.

    Find an Earth Day event or activity near you!

    About RFC

    Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

    Recycling Cell Phones

    Helping to preserve the environment for the generations of the future is an important responsibility for which everyone should be held accountable. The electronic waste from pagers, cell phones, PDAs and digital cameras continues to increase each day, and this waste poses a serious threat to the environment. Unfortunately, until recently, legitimate wireless recycling programs have been few and far between.

    Wireless Electronic recycling RFC

    Where RFC Helps
    Recycling for Charities is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization that allows individuals an opportunity to recycle cellular phones, PDAs, Palm Pilots, digital cameras, and iPods for value that is then donated to the charity of their choice. Not only is RFC acting as a medium to raise funds for charities, but the organization helps individuals protect the environment as well.

    For each wireless electronic donation provided, RFC contributes a minimum of one dollar to the foundation or cause selected by the donor*. (learn more about donations) Recycling is beneficial for charities, the environment, and is also tax-deductible! When you make a wireless donation, everyone benefits!

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    E-Waste Recycling Programs

    Commitment to You
    Recycling for Charities is committed to recycling properly. We strive to recycle or refurbish as many of the units we receive as possible. RFC assures you that all electronic waste collected are handled responsibly. The well being of the environment is our primary concern.

    • We work with an authorized system for the acceptance, collection, reuse and recycling or proper disposal of used cell phones
    • RFC can provide retail mechanisms for the return, reuse, recycling, or proper disposal of used cell phones if the cell phone is delivered directly to a consumer
    • The take-back of a used cell phone from a consumer who is purchasing a new cellular phone
    • The creation and maintenance of public education to promote the recovery, reuse, and recycling or proper disposal of used cell phones
    • Support reuse as the highest form of recycling
    • No off-shore exporting of scrap, No prison or third-world labor
    • Uphold 100% landfill diversion

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    Take Action – Learn More

    We invite you to learn more about wireless recycling by reading through our site. ( Read a recent newspaper article on our founders here.) Keep in mind that we also do fundraising recycling and corporate events. Recycling for Charities – helping others while helping the environment.

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