Great Lakes Christian High School in Beamsville in the United States is set to host its second electronic recycling event this coming Saturday. The first such recycling event, which was held in August last year, was a big success and is now set to be repeated on Saturday the twenty sixth of February. Local residents are being encouraged to drop off unwanted electrical goods, including old cell phones, computers, fax machines, keyboards and even televisions at the high school during the duration of the recycling event, which runs from nine o’clock in the morning to two o’clock in the afternoon.
The ban on driving while using a cell phone in the US state of Oregon has been a big success. However, officials fear that the ‘honeymoon’ could be coming to an end, as motorists slip back to their old ways, once police ease off the pressure.
The controversial decision made by Nokia to switch the operating system for its cell phones to the one made by software giant Microsoft caused shockwaves when it was announced last week and they are not dying down. The Helsingen Sonomat has said that such a move will cost hundreds of employees their jobs, forcing embattled Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop to again come out and defend this decision, this time implying that other roles will be found within the company for those employees who will be affected by the operating system switch.
Are cell phones dangerous to your health? That is the claim of a group of influential scientists who claim that wireless cell phones have been linked to cancer, infertility and numerous neurological diseases and that more needs to be done to protect people from the electromagnetic radiation being sent out into the world by cell phones, cell phone towers, power lines and wireless internet.
American’s are a bit behind on the idea of recycling our cell phones for cash but we are catching up. Considering that I have just read yet another article dealing with the strain, the size of the World’s population is putting on raw resource and space, putting our minds towards recycling is imperative, especially e-waste.
This story was first published in 2008 and then again in 2009; I want to use it to bring attention to the importance of responsible cell phone recycling and proper disposal of electronic waste.
This week saw the Mobile World Congress 2011 taking place in Barcelona. Bigger than ever before, there were over 200 countries and 1,400 mobile industry-related companies represented, including Twitter, AT&T, Google, Intel, Qualcomm, and Yahoo!
EcoATM, the company that runs kiosks which allow consumers to dump their old cell phones and other electronics in order for them to be recycled, is expanding its operations. The company has just received almost fourteen and a half million dollars from Coinstar and Claremont Creek Ventures via a Series A funding round for start up companies and intends to start setting up its kiosks in gas stations and supermarkets. The kiosks use artificial intelligence, electronics diagnostics and machine vision to identify the old cell phone or other electrical item being offered for recycle, wipe any personal information they may still contain and then offer the recycler compensation in the form of either cash, a coupon, a gift card or a donation to a charity.
A teenager trying to buy an old cell phone via internet website craigslist has been murdered by the man supposedly selling the phone. In a shocking incident in Hazel Park in Detroit in the US, nineteen year old Johnathan Clements placed an ad on the internet site indicating that he was looking to buy an old cell phone. A man responded, indicating he was willing to sell the used cell phone for ninety five dollars, and the two arranged to meet at Clements’ house – only for the man to produce a gun and shoot Clements, stealing the ninety five dollars before fleeing the scene.
Sunnking Electronics and eScrap Recycling, a recycling company based in Brockport which deals with old cell phones and other out of date electronics, have teamed up with the charity known as Foodlink in a bid to help them continue to feed the needy in the county of Rochester and other surrounding areas.