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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Eliminate e-waste.

I've written before about e-waste: the tons of waste from electronic tools and gadgets that poison the environment, poison people and animals, and help fund civil war. By now you know, that you can and should recycle rechargeable batteries from cell phones, cordless phones, power tools, computers and the like. You know that the recycled materials will be refurbished or used to make new batteries. But did you know that you can get paid to recycle these materials?

The mission of Cell for Cash is "to help consumers and businesses capture the value of their unused cellphones." All you do is enter your cell phone manufacturer and model. They'll tell you how much you'll get. (I could have gotten $8 for the phone I recycled a few months ago.) Enter your address to request a free postage paid box to send your phone. When it arrives, mail off your phone, then sit back and wait for your check!

There are over 100 million unused cellphones in the hands of U.S. consumers and businesses. This is a great way to get rid of them! Now you can eliminate e-waste in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, while you do something useful for the humanity and the environment, and GET PAID! How much better could it be?

7 comments:

Jez Chill said...

Great idea! But I'm like most people... too lazy to clean up to give anything away.

Karama said...

I don't believe that (about you or most people) for a minute, Jez Chill. If I did, I wouldn't have this site. I'm glad you like the "Cell for Cash" idea. Maybe selling unused cell phones isn't your thing, but I'm sure that if you scroll though the archives you'll find a way to serve that is right up your alley, even if it's just clicking.

Thanks for visiting 'So what can I do," Jez Chill. Please stop by again soon, and spread the word.

Jez Chill said...

One thing about being lazy... all it takes is some motivation to accomplish the task. That day will come!

Karama said...

Indeed it will, Jez Chill! I look forward to it. :)

an orange said...

Also, there are many programs like http://www.wirelessrecycling.com/home/donations/project_connect.html where you can donate your cell phone to help people in need of them.

Karama said...

Thanks for the tip, orange. If you donate your phone it may well be tax-deductible, unlike if you sell it. Thanks for stopping by and linking to 'So what can I do." I hope you'll visit again soon.

BTW, orange is my favorite color, so I enjoyed your site as well.

Anonymous said...

jacob taylor said that he hates recycling and likes katie popanz