Is that a cell phone in your drawers'?

Is that a cell phone in your drawers'?

Founder of CollectiveGood Seth Heine discusses the importance of recycling your mobile phone
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Is that a cell phone in your drawers'?

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 8:12pm


Melissa McGinnis and Greenopolis TV visit with president and founder of CollectiveGood Seth Heine to discuss the importance of recycling your mobile phone. Seth informs us that mobile phones and other mobile devices (pagers, PDAs) present a growing threat to the environment. As of 2009, there are more than 1 Billion mobile phones waiting to be recycled in the US; either in drawers, or already in the waste stream. Another 160+ million or so will be added this year and even more next year. Once in the waste stream, these devices may leak Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Arsenic and other toxic substances into the water supply. Municipalities often incinerate their waste, instantly putting these toxic elements into the air, and they return to earth in rain water. Since life on Earth depends on water, the threat is clear. CollectiveGood is here to help and was founded on principles of environmental responsibility. Through their recycling programs, they protect the environment by keeping tons of toxic waste from entering landfills every month. They recycle practically all of the materials they receive, either for their materials components, or into reuse. Though reuse is the highest form of recycling, causing the least drain on resources for the maximum benefit, recycling all of the materials possible is critical to true environmental stewardship. CollectiveGood closes the loop by recycling everything from the phones, their batteries, chargers, accessories even the boxes and donation forms. Contact CollectiveGood by going to their website or look for cell phone recycling in your neighborhood. is dedicated to our users. We focus our attention on changing the world through recycling, waste-to-energy and conservation. We reward our users for their sustainable behaviors on our website, through our Greenopolis Tracking Stations and with curbside recycling programs.