Visitors to the Topeka Zoo can party for the planet by bringing in their old cell phones for recycling this weekend. This Saturday, the Zoo is staging its annual “Party for the Planet” event, which is the biggest combined Earth Day celebration in the whole world, with over 120 of the most rated aquariums and zoos throughout North America joining forces for the celebration. The “Party for the Planet” event is designed to celebrate wildlife and encourage visitors to the zoo to learn more about the natural environment and conservation.
Kalianna is a not for profit organization in the Murray Basin region of South Australia, and is devoted to helping disabled people. Kalianna also offers an electronic recycling program intended to give new life to old cell phones, as well as other electrical items such as computers, photocopiers and televisions.
Six companies have been declared to be honorary recycling champions due to their efforts in recycling old cell phones and other electrical goods via the fundraising recycling program known as the FundingFactory.
“In the spirit leading up to Earth Day, we are celebrating some of our top recycling partners and applauding them, and other participants like them, for their efforts,” says the FundingFactory president, Sean Michaels. “We congratulate these champions for what they’re doing for their communities and their nation via this effort.”
If seen to fruition, the new law will add a 75-cent monthly tax to Missouri resident’s mobile phone bills. However, while everyone hates new tax, the reasons behind it seem somewhat legitimate, as the tax will go to fund 911 emergency services.
Some taxes are already in place and according to St Louis, St Charles, and Jefferson county 911 call centres, the tax you are seeing goes to the wireless companies for infrastructure, not towards the support and maintenance of 911 services.
The Chattanooga Zoo in the United States is offering free tickets for children in return for help with their cell phone recycling scheme. Anyone dropping off an old cell phone at the zoo’s gift shop during the week of the 16th to the 22nd of April will receive a free ticket for a child. The used cell phones are being collected in a bid to help conservation efforts at the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project, which is operating in West Africa. The Project is attempting to enhance local protection of the habitats of both gorillas and chimpanzees in the country.
Specialist electronic waste company Enviroserve has signed an agreement with Etisalat in a bid to bring the recycling of old cell phones and other electrical items to 18 more countries. The two companies have been working together for four years since 2007 and have already collected over 450 tons of electronic waste throughout the United Arab Emirates.
Butler County in the United States is offering its citizens the chance to recycle their old cell phones and other electronic goods. This coming Saturday, the county is staging a recycling event as a way of disposing of used cell phones and other unwanted electrical items as part of what is intended to be an ongoing scheme, with similar events to be held on every second and third Saturday of the month from now up until the end of September.
If you’ve just purchased a new cell phone and are wondering what to do with your old one, why not consider selling your old cell phone for cash? It’s a quick and easy process, especially when you go through Sell Cell. Simply type in the make and model and press enter; a list of recyclers will come up showing what they are offering for a good condition handset.
The University of Texas at Arlington in the United States are having to install new bins for the purposes of cell phone recycling after suspicions were raised that people may be stealing used cell phones from the old boxes. The Sustainability Office at the university is replacing the five bins previously used for the collection of old cell phones for recycling purposes with six new style bins that will have better security and be more difficult to break into.
They say you have to be stupid to be a criminal, and one hapless burglar in York County in the United States may just have proved the point. Northern York County Regional Police were able to catch the man who broke into a home in Sunnyside Road in Jackson Township during broad daylight and stole four electronic items because he accidentally dropped his own cell phone and left it at the scene of the crime. With a search warrant, the police were then able to trace the cell phone right back to its twenty-two year old owner, a man named Keenan Michael Pleasant.