According to an article on HealthNewsDigest.com, it is estimated that approximately 6,000 people are killed and 500,000 are injured each year because someone involved was texting, emailing, checking Facebook status, or chatting on their cell phones while they were driving.
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.
Wow. I was just logging into Twitter and noticed that @Mashable is tweeting that Verizon has already sold out of their pre-sale stock offering of the iPhone 4 – it happened in less than a day.
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.
Sick of your cell phone? You may not be the only one, if a new report from a Central government committee in Mumbai is to be believed. The report appears to be a confirmation of what many critics have been saying for years, that cell phones, used cell phones or new ones, could be hazardous to our health.
When you’re checking out cell phone recycling places, the question on your mind is, “How much for my phone?” Unfortunately, the answer is, “It depends” – on what site you select to deal with, whether you sell online or in store, etc. That is why a website like Sell Cell can be so useful.
The St Paul campus of the University of Minnesota is staging its own “Green Week”, which is full of events and free food as well as much cell phone recycling, amidst other recyclable products as well.