Earth Day Reminder to Recycle Cell Phones
Apr 21, 2005, 12:28 PM by (staff)
The CTIA and recycling organizations are using Earth Day as an opportunity to remind users to recycle their old, unused mobile phones and other electronic devices. Since it's inception, the CTIA's Call To Protect Program has been able to provide 36,000 phones with service and an additional $3 million in contributions thanks to money raised from donated handsets. Over the holiday season, Phone Scoop ran a Cell Phone Recycling Guide with links to trusted recycling programs. Additional programs and initiatives have launched since then. The CTIA has joined eBay's recycling resource center called Rethink, which now provides options for cell phone resale and recycling. In addition, Collective Good now runs an operation called RIP Mobile which offers perks from music downloads to trendy clothes in exchange for retired mobile phones.
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Google Earth VR Gains Search Tool
Along with the new Google Earth mobile app for Android devices and Chrome desktop browsers, Google today updated Google Earth VR for Android. Moving forward, people can type addresses or locations in Google Earth VR and they'll be whisked away to any location on the globe.
Apple Offering Credit for Some Android, Windows Phones
Apple has expanded the scope of its Reuse and Recycling Program to include smartphones, tablets, and PCs not made by Apple. Customers can take their old smartphones directly to Apple Stores and receive credit towards new Apple gear for turning them in.
Samsung Commits to Recycling Parts from Galaxy Note7
Samsung plans to extensively reuse, recycle, and recover, parts and materials found in last year's failed Galaxy Note7 smartphone. The company confirmed plans to recycle the phone earlier this year, but has now provided more details on exactly what it hopes to accomplish.
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