If not disposed of properly, cell phones damage our air, soil and water: One cell phone can pollute up to 132,000 liters of water. Cell phones contain toxic substances such as arsenic, lead, cadmium, and beryllium. These substances pollute the air when burned in garbage incinerators and leach into soil and drinking water when buried in landfills.
Old Phones Still Have Value
It is estimated that over 125 million wireless phones will be improperly discarded this year! Because of this, some states are now requiring mandatory recycling of old cellular phones. Wireless phones can be redistributed, refurbished or recycled. Almost every part of a wireless phone is recyclable! Recycling your phone costs you nothing, but can pay large dividends to your organization.
Why not contribute funds to your organization while preserving the well-being of our planet?