Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Californians throw more than 44,000 mobile phones away - every day
Posted on 24-Nov-2004 23:26. | Tags Filed under: News.



According to California State Assembly member Fran Pavley (D), California residents throw away more than 44,000 hazardous old cell phones every day. What most users may not know is that these phones contain precious metals such as gold and silver. EcoPhones, an American school-based cell phone recycler, plans to help Californians cash in on this new cellular Gold Rush by offering residents and businesses up to US$100 for each old mobile phone.

Since 2001, EcoPhones' mobile phone take-back program has helped more than 600 California schools, churches, charities and community organizations raise funds. Throughout the U.S., EcoPhones has recycled more than 50 tons of hazardous cellular waste.


More information: http://www.ecophones.com/California...

comments powered by Disqus




Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Housing prices....
Created by Linuxluver, last reply by mattwnz on 26-Sep-2016 19:50 (103 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Buying without building consent/CCC?
Created by Zeon, last reply by neb on 27-Sep-2016 16:33 (38 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Xbox One S with FIFA 17 $341 delivered
Created by Stan, last reply by reven on 26-Sep-2016 15:53 (38 replies)
Pages... 2 3


iPhone 7 Owner's thread (was Apple event 7th September)
Created by dickytim, last reply by jarledb on 25-Sep-2016 18:09 (479 replies)
Pages... 30 31 32


Galaxy Note 7 Announcement and Owners' Thread
Created by eracode, last reply by Geektastic on 27-Sep-2016 13:57 (970 replies)
Pages... 63 64 65


Car accident... whom is at fault?
Created by Aaroona, last reply by Aaroona on 27-Sep-2016 17:08 (39 replies)
Pages... 2 3


How long should politicians serve?
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by Linuxluver on 24-Sep-2016 18:17 (44 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Spark Jump
Created by freitasm, last reply by quickymart on 26-Sep-2016 21:41 (51 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4