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New Virgin Phones Come With Recycling Envelopes

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Nov 6, 2006, 2:10 PM   by (staff)

Virgin Mobile USA today announced that all new phones will come with a recycling envelope in the box. Virgin partnered with ReCellular to provide a prepaid recycling envelope that subscribers can use to return an old phone, or their new phone when it is eventually replaced. Phones can be dropped off at a number of retail stores with ReCellular drop boxes or shipped to the company for free. ReCellular will refurbish the phones and then sell or donate the working handsets. Virgin and ReCellular will donate all profits from selling the recycled handsets to groups that help homeless youth. Most major carriers will recycle old handsets at their retail locations and donate profits to charity, however they have not included recycling materials in their packaging.

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danbfree

Nov 6, 2006, 7:25 PM

Sprint already does this...

I admit it has only been a couple of weeks but why no news of Sprint doing this? A large carrier leading the way. Sprint also buys ALL of their electric for their Overland Park headquarters as wind generated. Hey, some corporations gotta start doing the right thing.
True true. All of the new phones come with recellular packaging. We also received additional boxes of prepaid envelopes for those wishing to donate.
muchdrama

Nov 7, 2006, 2:31 PM

Well, hell...

...if that isn't an idea ALL carriers should be following...
bones boy

Nov 6, 2006, 4:58 PM

a related question...

... Cellular One of East Texas (created from the divestiture of Cingular/AT&T markets) gave me a Motorola-branded recycling envelope with a Motorola phone.

Have others received Motorola recycling envelopes with their Moto phones from other cell providers?
yeah, tmobile does with the razr for sure and i believe they do it with some other phones as well.
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