Green Idea: Cell Phone Recycling Program

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With cell phones becoming as much a fashion accessory as a necessity for many people, it is no wonder that 130 million cellphones are expected to be discarded at the end of the year. So that begs the question, what do we do with our phone once it has reached the end of its life?

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The EPA has announced a cell phone recycling partnership with device makers and service providers. What this means for you is that recycling your old cell phone can be done by dropping it off in store or through the mail. Hopefully this initiative raises the number of recycled cell phones from the currently low 20%.