IT’S FUN TO RECYCLE CELL PHONES AT THE YMCA

The YMCA will be making it fun to recycle cell phones at this year’s Annual Giving Campaign. The campaign, which kicks off tomorrow at Tesla Motors in Menlo Park, Palo Alto, will see over a hundred volunteers attempting to raise as much as two hundred thousand US dollars. Last year ninety eight volunteers were able to help the organization raise two hundred thousand, seven hundred and eighty eight dollars over the course of the event.

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Cell Phone Recycling Scheme Expands in Ontario

Cell phone recycling company Call2Recycle is planning to expand its efforts to collect old cell phones and batteries in the province of Ontario in Canada. The cell phone recycling company has submitted an ISP (Industry Stewardship Plan) to Waste Diversion Ontario in a bid to increase the number of battery and old cell phones collection sites in the province. Call2Recycle currently has two thousand, one hundred and eighty seven collection points for used cell phones and batteries within the province, but if Waste Diversion Ontario grants the company’s request, it will be able to increase that number to no less than three thousand and four hundred by the time 2015 rolls around.

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Juneau Plots New Cell Phone Laws

Juneau in Alaska is planning to introduce new laws to make it an offence for drivers to be using cell phones while traveling. The laws, which are already in place in some areas in the world, have been prompted by Rep Cathy Munoz, who says that the number of accidents or near-accidents that are caused by drivers being distracted by their cell phones is on the rise and becoming unacceptable.

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High School Students Recycle Cell Phones for Troops

Students at Slocomb High School in Dothan recently set themselves the task of setting up a cell phone recycling scheme in order to help American soldiers serving in faraway countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq. The nationwide scheme known as Cell Phones For Soldiers, which collects old cell phones and gives them to recycling companies, in return for which serving troops are given calling cards which they can use to contact their loved ones back home, was picked up on by the school students, who saw it as an opportunity to give something back.

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Hong Kong Broadband Network Launches Cell Phone Recycling Scheme

The Hong Kong Broadband Network has launched a new cell phone recycling scheme with the aim of helping those who are unable to afford a cell phone of their own. “The Gift of Communications” initiative, as the scheme has been labelled, will see the Caritas Hong Kong Computer Workshop give out free computers and cell phones to people who are unable to afford to purchase their own, from the old computers and old cell phones donated by keen recyclers.

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