ReCellular, Inc. Congratulates 100 Million Acts of Green on Earth Day, 2011
ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — ReCellular, one of the world’s largest collectors and processors of used cell phones and personal electronic devices, congratulates the Earth Day Network (http://www.earthday.org) on another successful Earth Day. Over 100 million acts of green were pledged on the 41st annual Earth Day.
At ReCellular, we think every day should be like Earth Day. We’re the leader in collecting, reusing and recycling personal electronic devices:
- ReCellular collects and processes over 15,000 used cell phones every day, from more than 1,000 sources, with over 40,000 active collection sites.
- ReCellular reconditions up to 70% of the phones for reuse, saving the energy and materials needed to produce 2.5 million new handsets.
- ReCellular reclaimed 25,000 pounds of copper, 690 pounds of silver, and 75 pounds of gold from recycled circuit boards and electronics accessories in 2009.
- In partnership with Cell Phones for Soldiers (http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com), ReCellular has collected and processed more than 9 million cell phones. To date, this program has contributed more than 114 million minutes of prepaid calling cards to soldiers stationed overseas and kept the equivalent weight of 3 M1 Abrams tanks out of our landfills.
“Millions of cell phone handsets alone will be replaced this year,” says Eric Miller, VP Business Development at ReCellular. “Our e-waste needs to be handled in an environmentally friendly way. Donating your old cell phone to charity, selling it to ReCellular or disposing of it properly is one way you can celebrate Earth Day every day.”
About ReCellular, Inc.
With offices in the United States and Hong Kong, ReCellular, Inc. is the world’s leading electronics sustainability firm. We provide solutions for the collection, reuse and recycling of used personal electronics that generate financial return for our partners, quality products for our customers, funding for charity organizations, and protection of the environment.
More information is available at http://www.ReCellular.com.
About Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc.
Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. (CPFS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing deployed and returning troops cost-free methods to communicate with family while serving in the United States military. Based in Norwell, Mass., CPFS was founded in 2004 by Robbie and Brittany Bergquist, then 12 and 13 years old. From the recycling of used mobile phones and cash donations, the organization has raised more than $7 million, collected more than 8.3 million cell phones and provided troops overseas with more than 114 million minutes of free talk time. For more information, http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com. Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/JoinCellPhonesforSoldiers.
Contact Joe McKeown,
VP Marketing and Communication
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