I have had only four cell phones. I’m one of those people who would rather duct tape the phone back together than to shell out $$$ to get another one. Despite this, I have been holding on to two of my old phones for years because I don’t know what to do with them. They live in a box, taking up space, along with their old chargers in my closet. Sound familiar?
Lucky for us, The Environmental Media Association (EMA) is launching a national campaign to recycle cell phones. Get this: they will not only tell you where to ship your old phones (and PDAs, beepers, battery chargers etc.), they will PAY for your postage. Simply fill out the form on this website (http://answer-the-call.net/recycling/recycleform.php) and they’ll email you the label. Remember to remove your SIM card and clear personal information before you send the phone off.
Cell Phone Facts (from EMA website):
· The average consumer replaces a cell phone every 9 months.
· 75% of those phones are sitting around gathering dust.
· There are hundreds of millions of phones waiting to be recycled.