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I need a recommendation for a decent recycling program for used ink cartridges and cell phones. We currently use the eScrip program at our school but they don't take very many types of cartridges or phones. I would like one that pays you when you mail the items as this is intended to be a fund raising opportunity. Karen
Recycle to Fight Breast Cancer and Protect the Environment!
It's just like recycling aluminum cans or bottles. Every year, hundreds of millions of cell phones, toner and inkjet cartridges are thrown into our nationís landfills. In addition to putting toxic chemicals into our earth, these phones and cartridges take up valuable space and waste priceless resources. It is the goal of this recycling program to prevent these items from entering our landfills. We collect these items, recycle them and all the profits from our recycling efforts go to support the fight against breast cancer.
To help support the fight against breast cancer by keeping toxic items out of our landfills by providing a no-cost recycling program, so anyone, anywhere from any economic status can participate.
Here is their link:
Online guides to recycling include http://www.obviously.com/recycle/guides/hard.html and http://stopwaste.org/ (both list options for cellular phones and cartridges). A Parent
Does anyone know where we can donate used (but still workable) cell phones. I know there are places (e.g., shelters for women) that have interest in these, I just cannot find anywhere. Suggestions for this donation? Stephen
WHAT IS THE DONATE A PHONE PROGRAM? Donate a Phone is a national wireless phone collection drive designed to provide domestic violence victims and organizations with one of the most powerful tools in the fight against domestic violence a wireless phone. The program is a partnership between the Wireless Foundation, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Motorola who have worked together since 1996 to provide free phones to victims of domestic violence through the CALL to PROTECT program. Free emergency airtime is donated by CTIA member wireless service providers.
I saw this in a Dear Abby column...RadioShack is accepting used cell phones (they don't need to be working) for the "Donate-A-Phone" program that helps domestic violence victims. The phones are reprogrammed with 911 and other emergency numbers so that these services are at the touch of a button. They will be accepting phones until July 31, 2001. All donations are tax-deductible. For further info see: www.donateaphone.com Sharon
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