Recycling for Charities Plans for Earth Day 2006

Donate Old Phones, Pagers, PDA's and Digital Cameras
to a your favorite charity!

Royal Oak, MI - March 16, 2006 - Recycling for Charities encourages people to participate in Earth Day by recycling their old cell phones, pagers, PDA’s, digital camera’s and ink or toner cartridges to help protect the earth from electronic waste. Donations can easily be made online to benefit your favorite charity.

Recycling for Charities is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the environment thru ensuring the proper disposal of electronic items with a portion of the items value being donated to charity.  

Individuals and corporations alike can collect old electronic equipment and then go onto the website (www.recyclingforcharities.com) and donate them to support their favorite charity. The money from each unit sent in is donated to the person’s charity of choice.  RFC accepts all makes and models, regardless of working condition and all donations are tax-deductible.  Non-profit organizations can sign up to be included on the list of charities by going to the RFC website. Recycling for Charities currently works with over 60 charities nationwide. This program can be used as a school, church or scout troop fundraiser.  Marketing materials are located on the RFC website for download.

The primary goal of Recycling for Charities is to keep disposed of wireless equipment, also known as “e-waste,” from gathering in landfills where it can harm the environment. Cellular phones and other small electronic devices contain toxins such as lead and mercury that can leak out of landfills and contaminate sources of drinking water. There are currently over 400 million idle cell phones in the US today and that number grows every year with the release of new gadgets.

“The well being of the environment should be a concern to all of us,” said Dwight Zahringer, President and Founder of Recycling for Charities. “With the proliferation of cell phones and other electronic devices, we need a source for properly disposing of old, unwanted items. That is the primary motivation behind RFC.”

Remember, one cell phone can pollute up to 132,000 liters of water.