Monday, June 25, 2012

Protect the environment and donate your used cell phones

Dylan will be collecting used cell phones from June 25 through July 10, 2012

Once his box is full, he will be sending the phones to the fundraising company and they will send him a check for the phones based on their market value price list. Every phone is worth something and every little bit will help him reach his goal of $1,000

Cell phone facts:

·Over 100 million cell phones are stockpiled in U.S. households creating 50,000 tons of potentially hazardous waste.

·On average Americans replace their cell phones every 12-18 months. An estimated 130 million cell phones are discarded annually in the U.S. alone.

·Cell phones contain toxic substances including Arsenic, Antimony, Beryllium, Cadmium, Copper, Lead, Nickel and Zinc which leach into soil and groundwater and form toxins during incineration which have been associated cancer and a range of reproductive, neurological and developmental disorders.

·The cadmium from a single cell phone is capable of polluting 158,200 gallons of water. (That’s 2.4 million 8-ounce sodas!)

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