With enough e-waste being generated over the course of twelve months to fill more than five thousand shipping containers just in the United States alone, recycling has never been more important. The NextStep Recycling company, which specializes in the recycling of old cell phones and other forms of electronic waste, knows this only too well and has now taken on a partnership with the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) to educate attorneys from countries around the world including Asia, Africa, the Americas and both Eastern and Central Europe, about the necessity and worth of recycling old cell phones and other obsolete electrical equipment rather than sending them to landfills and causing damage to the planet in the process.
Cell phone etiquette is heading on a downward spiral according to a new survey. The study, which was conducted by the Intel Corporation, says that cell phone etiquette is deteriorating rapidly even in comparison to just one year ago, with seventy five percent claiming things are getting worse.
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To people who throw away their old cell phones when they get a new one, that cell phone is just junk. But, to others, they’ve just thrown away a valuable commodity.
It is being hailed as a potential health revolution, particularly for those living in rural areas – the CellScope, a device that can turn a cell phone into a microscope, enabling consumers to make their own diagnoses.
Plans to erect a Celus cell phone tower on Hammond Bay Road in Nanaimo in Canada have been nixed by the Directors of the Regional District following a public outcry. The forty-three meter tower was supposed to be put up near the Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre, with the cell phone company offering twenty-four thousand dollars to be allowed to do so. The local community, however, was unimpressed, particularly given that the tower’s proposed location was situated so close to the local Hammond Bay Elementary School.
More old cell phones were reused and recycled during the twelve months which comprised 2010 than ever before, according to Full Circle Wireless, a company which prides itself on extending the usability of wireless cell phones and other devices. Full Circle Wireless says that its own cell phone recycling numbers have grown by fifty five percent over the last few years as more and more companies attempt to ‘go green’, and adds that it personally redeployed or recycled thousands of old cell phones over the course of 2010.
Recently, the Palm Desert approved a play by T-Mobile to build a cell phone tower that mimics a palm tree in The Living Desert. The faux tree will be placed alongside real trees in The Living Desert. They already use faux palms as towers in places like California, so it isn’t a new idea.
Relatives of victims who have lost their lives in vehicular accidents that were or may have been the result of inattentive drivers using their cell phones while on the road have urged legislators in Nevada in the United States to pass a law banning drivers from using the devices.
Cell phone users are being urged to use text messaging but not actually telephone calls on their cell phones when trying to contact those in Christchurch in New Zealand. Christchurch is still recovering from the massive earthquake that has made worldwide headline news and the cell phone network within the city and surrounding areas is still not back up to full strength. Cell phone providers 2degrees, Telecom and Vodafone are still scrambling to repair their systems but ongoing power problems appears to be the main issue, and users are being urged to make as few calls on their cell phones as possible to avoid scrambling the network altogether.