Don’t forget that we are in the midst of the inaugural National Cell Phone Recycling Week (April 6-12), an effort by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tied to Earth Day celebrations. The event is a joint effort between EPA’s Plug-In To eCycling program and leading cell phone manufacturers, retailers and service providers to increase national awareness about the importance of cell phone recycling.
“With Earth Day approaching, people are thinking about what they can do to give back to our planet,” said Matt Hale, director of EPA’s Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, in a press release. “Recycling your old cell phone is a great way to conserve resources and help make a greener world.”
As part of the event, Plug-In partners across the country, including AT&T, Samsung, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, are introducing a series of in-store promotions, contests, and giveaways. The partners will provide in-store and online recycling opportunities for consumers.