Consumers can help preserve the Earth’s resources and support victims of domestic violence this Earth Day – and every day – by recycling their no-longer-used wireless phones, batteries and accessories through Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine phone recycling and refurbishing program.
Earlier this month, Verizon Wireless teamed up with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), cell phone manufacturers and retailers to increase awareness about wireless phone recycling opportunities during National Cell Phone Recycling Week – April 6 to 12, 2009.
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Earth Day Events
- Go Wireless, a premium retailer for Verizon Wireless, will hold a special Earth Day HopeLine phone recycling drive April 22-26 in Tucson and Phoenix.
- Phones are being collected at Verizon Wireless HopeLine booths at Colorado State University’s Earth Day Celebration on Wednesday, April 22 and at Colorado School of Mine’s Earth Day Celebration on Friday, April 24.
- Go Wireless, a premium retailer for Verizon Wireless, will hold a special Earth Day HopeLine phone recycling drive April 22-26 in Las Vegas.
- Go Wireless, a premium retailer for Verizon Wireless, will hold a special Earth Day HopeLine phone recycling drive April 22-26 in Albuquerque.
- Go Wireless, a premium retailer for Verizon Wireless, will hold a special Earth Day HopeLine phone recycling drive April 22-26 in El Paso.
Did You Know?
- According to the EPA, more than 100 million cell phones are discarded annually. If we recycled all of them, we would save enough energy to power more than 18,500 U.S. homes for one year.
- Since HopeLine’s national phone recycling and re-use program was launched in 2001, Verizon Wireless has collected more than 5.6 million phones, awarded more than $6.3 million in cash grants to domestic violence agencies and organizations throughout the country and distributed more than 76,000 phones with more than 228 million minutes of free wireless service to be used by victims of domestic violence.
- Verizon Wireless has properly disposed of more than 1 million no-longer-used wireless phones in an environmentally sound way and kept more than 200 tons of electronic waste and batteries out of landfills.
HopeLine provides a convenient way to improve these statistics while helping victims of domestic violence and protecting the environment.
"Green" Tips for Mobile Consumers
- Use a power strip for your wireless phone or PDA chargers, then make sure to switch it off when everything has been charged so you don’t use “phantom” energy.
- Improve battery life and reduce the need for charging by changing the settings of your wireless phone or PDA's backlighting.
- Save paper by signing up for Verizon Wireless' paperless Green Bill and eliminate the monthly bill in your mailbox.
- Recycle old phones and accessories using HopeLine and host a collection drive at work or in your community.