Burlington Gets Into Cell Phone Recycling

The Burlington Board of Health is getting into cell phone recycling. The Board has announced that it will be partnering with recycling company MassRecycle in a bid to encourage residents to recycle their old cell phones rather than simply throw them away and have them end up becoming landfill. People can bring their used cell phones and drop them off at the Health Office at Room 227 of 61 Center Street between nine o’clock in the morning and four o’clock in the afternoon. There are no fees for the service, and all old cell phones will be accepted, regardless of how old they are or what condition they may be in. All old cell phones dropped off at the Health Office will then be sent on to Charitable Recycling in Michigan, while MassRecycle will receive a donation for every old cell phone that gets sent on.

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Cell Phones Photo Safety Fears

Taking a photo using cell phones can compromise your privacy and safety, according to hacker and computer security consultant Brad Haines. Haines warns that many people who take photos with their cell phones and then upload them on to the internet in order to share them with friends and family may be unaware that free software that is widely available online might allow strangers to track down where you are by using GPS information.

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Cell Phone Texting in School

Students cannot get enough of texting one another on their cell phones – even in class. With four out of five teenagers in the United States believed to own a cell phone, this means around seventeen million teenagers, most of whom bring those cell phones into school according to Marketcharts.com.

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Taking the Next Step in Cell Phone Recycling

With enough e-waste being generated over the course of twelve months to fill more than five thousand shipping containers just in the United States alone, recycling has never been more important. The NextStep Recycling company, which specializes in the recycling of old cell phones and other forms of electronic waste, knows this only too well and has now taken on a partnership with the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) to educate attorneys from countries around the world including Asia, Africa, the Americas and both Eastern and Central Europe, about the necessity and worth of recycling old cell phones and other obsolete electrical equipment rather than sending them to landfills and causing damage to the planet in the process.

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Cell Phone Etiquette on Downturn

Cell phone etiquette is heading on a downward spiral according to a new survey. The study, which was conducted by the Intel Corporation, says that cell phone etiquette is deteriorating rapidly even in comparison to just one year ago, with seventy five percent claiming things are getting worse.

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The CellScope

It is being hailed as a potential health revolution, particularly for those living in rural areas – the CellScope, a device that can turn a cell phone into a microscope, enabling consumers to make their own diagnoses.

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Cell Phone Tower Nixed by Health Concerns

Plans to erect a Celus cell phone tower on Hammond Bay Road in Nanaimo in Canada have been nixed by the Directors of the Regional District following a public outcry. The forty-three meter tower was supposed to be put up near the Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre, with the cell phone company offering twenty-four thousand dollars to be allowed to do so. The local community, however, was unimpressed, particularly given that the tower’s proposed location was situated so close to the local Hammond Bay Elementary School.

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Cell Phone Recycling Hitting Record High

More old cell phones were reused and recycled during the twelve months which comprised 2010 than ever before, according to Full Circle Wireless, a company which prides itself on extending the usability of wireless cell phones and other devices. Full Circle Wireless says that its own cell phone recycling numbers have grown by fifty five percent over the last few years as more and more companies attempt to ‘go green’, and adds that it personally redeployed or recycled thousands of old cell phones over the course of 2010.

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