Call2Recycle, the biggest free recycling collection program for batteries and old cell phones in the whole of North America, is set to expand its operations thanks to a team up with Earth911. Earth911 is offering a service called the Earth 911 Recycling Directory. The service, which kicked off late last year, enables sponsors to have their own sections on appropriate web pages throughout Earth911’s own web site, as well as giving them the ability to directly communicate with the site’s readers through their own news stories. Call2Recycle is set to sponsor the Earth 911 Rechargeable Batteries section in return for those abilities.
A Senator in the state of Utah is trying to have legislation passed that would make it illegal for teenage drivers to talk on their cell phones at the same time as they are operating a motor vehicle. Senator Ross Romero, D-Salt Lake City, is trying to have the bill, which would not affect a teenage driver’s license points but would instead see them slapped with an instant fifty dollar fine, passed through the Senate.
Talia Moore is a woman on a mission. The Binghamton community activist and writer has come up with a way to use old cell phones to help victims of abuse in her neighborhood by recycling used cell phones and using the proceeds to help to renovate five “safe houses” in the local area that are used to shelter those victims.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Schools in Belmont, California, hoped to benefit from an event designed to encourage people to recycle their old cell phones and other electrical appliances which was held on Saturday.
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.
A rather dark version of the idea of cell phone recycling has been uncovered with prison authorities having discovered that someone has somehow smuggled an old cellular phone into notorious murderer Charles Manson. This marks the second time in as many years that Charles Manson appears to have benefitted from someone’s decidedly warped interpretation of the notion of cell phone recycling.