Consumer Cellular has innovative cell phone recycling program that has already kept 10,000 cell phones out of landfills and raised more than $8,000 for Portland, Ore.-based Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation.
As reported by CTIA, an estimated 150 million cell phones are retired in the U.S. every year but less than 10 percent of idled phones are recycled. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) reports that 75 percent of Americans are unaware of cell-phone recycling options.
With every mobile phone sold, Consumer Cellular includes a postage-paid envelope so customers can recycle their old cell phone, regardless of if the phone still works. Consumer Cellular’s award-winning recycling partner, ReCellular, refurbishes and resells the usable cell phones, making wireless communication more accessible to more people. Phones that no longer function are recycled according to strict environmental standards and the salvaged materials are used to make other products.
For more information on Consumer Cellular’s recycling initiative or to download a postage-free mailing label to recycle an old phone, please visit: https://www.consumercellular.com/about/recycling.aspx