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ProtectCELL Says Go Green!

6/12/2012

ProtectCELL is happy to recycle your old mobile devicesNow that summer's here, we’d like to share with you some interesting facts about our green programs here at ProtectCELL. In addition to standard office initiatives - recycling office paper, toner cartridges and donating our empty pop cans to a local Boy Scouts troop - we also recycle thousands of old and broken cell phones.

Ever wonder what happens to your device when you utilize our Fast Device Delivery or Rapid Exchange programs? Well, we look it over, see if there are any savable parts and send the rest to be recycled. Our recycling partners know how to properly dispose of harmful material in an environmentally-friendly way, and how to recycle metal pieces to be used for making other devices. Together, we all help keep thousands of pounds of potentially harmful and non-biodegradable material out of landfills. In fact, in the past six months, we’ve recycled more than 15,000 phones!

According to studies, more than 129 million cell phones end up in landfills each year. Cell phones can contain toxic material such as lead, cadmium, nickel and lithium that pollute land and drinking water if not properly recycled. If all the discarded cell phones in America were recycled instead of thrown out in any given year, it would save enough energy to power 25,900 U.S. households with electricity for one year.

So do your part and send in your old cell phones to be recycled. It’s free and easy. All you have to do is print a prepaid USPS shipping label by clicking here. No matter what carrier you’re using, or how old your cell phone is, it can be recycled! You don’t even have to be a ProtectCELL Member to pitch in. So empty out that junk drawer full of old phones and send them to us for free recycling.

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