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Merritt Island Couple Starts Cell Phone Recycling Company

A MerrittIsland couple has decided to become recycling entrepreneurs, setting up their own company to enable the recycling of old cell phones along with other now unusable electronic equipment which would otherwise end up clogging up landfills. The online business, eRecyclingNetwork.com, is described as being “an alternative to letting” old cell phones and other defunct electronic equipment just “sit around your house”, according to its co-founder, Conrad Melancon.

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Funeral Home Starts Cell Phone Recycling Scheme

The words “funeral home” and “cell phone recycling” do not appear to be natural bedfellows, but the company of Gates, Kingsley & Gates Moeller Murphy Funeral Directors is out to change all that, starting up a new cell phone recycling scheme as part of the national Cell Phones for Soldiers program. The Cell Phones for Soldiers program recycles used cell phones and uses the money to give troops stationed outside of the United States pre-paid calling cards in order to be able to keep in touch with their loved ones back home. Gates, Kingsley & Gates Moeller Murphy Funeral Directors have decided to join in with the program and are asking employees as well as local businesses and residents in Santa Monica to get involved as well.

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Cell Phone Recycling Helps Soldiers

Two Dayton women have become dedicated to helping soldiers just by recycling old cell phones. Dorothy Wingard and Janis Bricker became involved with the Cell Phones for Soldiers scheme, which aims to recycle used cell phones in exchange for prepaid calling cards which are then given to soldiers who have been deployed in foreign countries, enabling them to call their loved ones back home, around two years ago and have since become addicted to the cause, being responsible for the recycling of more than twelve hundred old cell phones between them.

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Will.I.Am Designing Smartphones?

According to an article on The Next Web, popular Black Eyed Peas rapper and producer Will.I.Am has been hired on at Intel as Director of Creative Innovation. His responsibilities will include collaborating with the manufacturing company on “many creative and technology endeavours across the ‘computer continuum’”. What does that mean? Apparently, he’s going be helping Intel design their gadgets – laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

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Super Bowl Ad Urges Cell Phone Recycling

It’s the Super Bowl next month, perhaps the biggest annual sporting event in the United States, and one company is taking the opportunity to use the event to spread the word about cell phone recycling and the recycling of all other electrical goods into the bargain. ECS Refining is using a new marketing campaign, designed by the company Pure Matter, which operates out of San Jose, to recycle their old products such as used cell phones and televisions if they’re thinking of upgrading in preparation for the big game. The campaign began broadcasting across radio stations in California last week.

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Not an Easy Fit for Cell Phone Recycling

Recycling electronic goods, including old cell phones, is all the rage these days and many electronics manufacturers have even taken to designing their goods so that they will be easier to dismantle and be ready for recycling when they have reached the end of their natural life. “We’re finding that if you can minimize the number of screws you use to put a product together, you can reduce your assembly time and cost,” noted Panasonic’s director of environmental affairs David Thompson, in an interview earlier in January. “Plus, at the end of life, you will be able to reduce your disassembly time and cost. It sounds rather prosaic, I suppose, but it’s something that’s probably very basic to solving these types of challenges.”