Police in Sonoma County in California in the United States have issued over four hundred tickets to drivers using their cell phones while operating their motor vehicle in the space of just five days. The great majority of the tickets were issued over just two days in what is a large crackdown on the illegal use of cell phones while driving being carried out throughout the state of California all across the month of April in what is being termed “Distracted Drive Awareness Month’.
A student anti-genocide organization and an activist program at the University of Regis in the United States are encouraging students to donate old cell phones in a bid to help doctors who are working in often dangerous overseas countries. The student organizations, STAND and the Engaged Scholar Activist Program are running the drive for the recycling of old cell phones.
The recycling of old cell phones and other forms of electrical waste is on the increase in Westport in Connecticut in the United States. Official figures show that local citizens are depositing more used cell phones and other electrical items at the town transfer station and recycling center, which is situated on Sherwood Island Connector, than ever before, with forty tons of electrical waste having been dropped off there for recycling since July last year, which evens out to almost four point seven tons each and every month. The waste center began accepting used cell phones and other electrical items for recycling three years ago back in 2008,
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According to an article by Scott Canon of the Kansas City Star, Sprint Nextel confirmed yesterday that it intends to lead the way in the US transition to NFC.
For those of you who don’t know, NFC stands for “near field communication” and is a technology that, when included in our cell phones, turns them into a type of mobile payment device. Using specially-designed checkout terminals or readers, a person can swipe their phone to pay for goods and services.
E-World Online, a company which offers recycling for old cell phones and other electronic items across the whole of the United States, is launching a new audit program to try to ensure that the electronic recyclers it has working for it only do their work to the very highest environmental health and safety standards. E-World Online is responsible for the recycling of electronic equipment, including old cell phones, for various big name commercial companies such as Acer America Corp, Sony Electronics Inc and ViewSonic. It has various collection sites throughout the United States in order to serve manufacturers while also making recycling easier for the general consumer.
April has been declared to be cell phone recycling month by e-cycle, a buyback and old cellular phone recycling company in the United States. To tie in with “Earth Day”, which is held on the twenty second of this month, the company has decided to use the whole of the month of April to raise awareness of the problems caused by electrical waste such as used cell phones, and the fact that there is an alternative, namely recycling.
A prison riot kicked off over a cell phone yesterday at the maximum security Holman Prison, which is situated in Atmore in the United States. Dorm ‘A’, which plays host to a hundred and fifteen inmates, was the site of the uprising which was sparked when a prison officer discovered an inmate with an unauthorized cell phone and attempted to remove it from his possession.
The Student Council of Colbert County High in Alabama in the United States is getting into cell phone recycling. The Council has decided to enter into a competition to collect old cell phones in the hope of winning cash for the school and an iPad. Colbert County High is one three schools participating in the contest, which is being sponsored by the Dallas based recycling company CPS Cellular, in the local area.
HTC is beginning its annual collection drive to recycle all the old phone books from 2010, as well as any old cell phones that those in the community wish to donate. HTC, which is based in Conway in the United States, and everyone who is involved in the community effort, will end up benefitting from the scheme. Local schools, for instance, which serve as the primary drop-off point for the old phone books and used cell phones, will get the opportunity to spend up to two and a half thousand US dollars on technology, while the overall area’s school system will also receive cash to enable them to help homeless students.