Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Your Old Cell Phone Could Save The Earth

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Wake up call: Your old, bulky cell phone could save the Earth.

Gooddeedfoundation.com, is a non-profit philanthropic organization that provides simple ways for people to pitch in, go green, and help solve issues of climate change and families in poverty.

Founders Andrew Martin and Calandra Cruickshank are ringing in a new program where they’re asking people to do a “good deed” and recycle their old cell phones to help save the environment.

According to Martin, there are 500 million old cell phones just sitting in drawers, collecting dust.

Cruickshank says each unused cell phone brings 66 pounds of carbon dioxide and other harmful minerals into the Earth, and must be recycled for long-term climate change.

Their site makes it easy to donate old cell phones, since they’ll take any type off your hands, even outdated, clunky, Zack Morris cell phones.

The foundation will provide a postage-paid envelope or collection box to put your old phone in, and one way or another, your mobile will be recycled.

Martin says some of the phones will be given to the sick or elderly who can’t afford a phone.

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