Spring-cleaning means more than just cleaning and dusting. For many people, it can also mean cutting down on the amount of clutter that is actually helping to make their homes look untidy and hard to clean in the first place.
A new international project is getting underway to try to track old cell phones, televisions and other items of electronic waste. United States and United Nations officials made the announcement about the new project on Sunday, which will see collaboration with port officials in Asia and West Africa.
This is the time of year where we dust out the cupboards, air the linens, and clear out the clutter we have accumulated over the winter months. So, what better time than now to sell your old cell phone for cash?
With Earth Day having thrown the spotlight on being ‘green’, more and more people are getting into the recycling of electronic waste, including old cell phones.
The recycling of old cell phones has raised more than a million dollars for a children’s hospital in New Zealand. In the last two years, more than 270,000 used cell phones have been handed in for recycling with the Starship Mobile Phone Appeal, raising over a million dollars for the Starship Children’s Hospital.
A two-day cell phone recycling event is currently underway in Carbon County in the United States. The event, which began yesterday and is set to continue until six o’clock in the evening today, is designed to encourage residents to recycle their old cell phones and other electrical gadgets.
Drivers who are caught using a cell phone by police while operating a motor vehicle are facing stiffer fines than before after a new bill was approved by the California Senate in the United States. The bill, which will now head to the Assembly, will see fines be raised from 208 to 328 dollars for a first offence, to 528 for a repeat offender.
When it’s time to buy a new cell phone, there are a few productive tasks you can perform with your old one:
California State University in Northridge in the United States is staging a cell phone recycling event tomorrow to coincide with Earth Day. The event, which will be held in CSUN parking lot G10 (Lassen and Zelzah), will accept old cell phones and any other electronic items that people wish to donate for recycling including ink cartridges, televisions, computers, MP3 players and fluorescent bulbs.
The University of San Diego has officially opened its recycling facility for old cell phones and other forms of electronic waste. The facility opens on the same week as the international Earth Day event, with a press release from the university noting that “Every day is Earth Day at USD” and that the facility is just one sign of their commitment to sustainability and conservation.