Recycling Your Cell Phone

The average American gets a new cell phone every 12 to 18 months and usually the cell being replaced is still in good working order. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, of the 98 million cell phones discarded in 2005, only about 20% were recycled. Most of them ended up in a landfill, where they leaked toxic waste into the environment.

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Spreading the Word on Recycling Cell Phones

What to do with that old cellular phone after it has been upgraded to that shiny newer model is often not the first thing on many people’s minds. Even when it is, the answer is not immediately forthcoming to many, but a senior class at Newton South High School, called Sustaining Global Communities, is hoping to change all that by spreading the word about electronic and cell phone recycling schemes.

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EPA TARGETS CELL PHONE RECYCLING

The EPA has targeted old cell phones as a big issue due to lack of understanding on the part of the general public on how to recycle the products. Despite the increasing number of old cell phone disposal sites, an EPA spokesperson says that “Only about ten percent of cell phones are turned in for reuse and recycling annually”.

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What Does Your Cell Phone Say About You?

I found an interesting article in the Hindustan Times. Of course, the same article also appeared in a few other places, like pakpassion.net, which is a New Zealand, Pakistan site where members share and discuss information. Anyway, while I could pontificate on the over-sharing of some news on the internet, this isn’t about that. This is about your mobile and what it says about you.

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The Apple Credit Card?

No, Apple isn’t introducing a little plastic credit card, but what they may be doing is introducing a service that will allow you to use your iPhone or iPad to make a purchase. This is according to a recent Bloomberg Report. I read about it on ABC News. But it is all still speculation at this point.

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