The City Council in North Platte in the United States is considering putting a tax on used cell phone owners. Councilman Jerry Stoll announced on Tuesday that the City Council is considering making alterations to an existing city ordinance in order to modernize it and put a communications tax on those who use cell phones.
Emergency managers in Florida in the United State are calling for an emergency alert system for used cell phones. With hurricane season well underway in the state, it is only a matter of time before a life threatening storm hits, and many believe that the power to alert the public of the danger via their new or old cell phones is by far the best way to give people immediate information about any such crises.
Ghana is importing an excess amount of old cell phones and other forms of electronic waste, according to the Ghana Shippers Authority. The Authority has released figures which show that that 31,400 metric tons of electronic waste, including but not limited to old cell phones, was imported into the country in 2010 alone.
The use of new or old cell phones in movie theaters is becoming a problem, so much so than when the Texas cinema known as the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema kicked out a female patron for talking on a cell phone during a movie, she responded with a phone message of ranting verbal abuse.