Mobile Future

National Cell Phone Recycling Week

The Environmental Protection Agency launched the second annual National Cell Phone Recycling Week today.

Device recycling is crucial not only in mitigating waste, but also in providing reusable materials that serve as the basis of new electronic models.

The EPA teamed up with eight phone manufacturers, retailers and other programs for National Cell Phone Recycling Week:

  • AT&T
  • Best Buy
  • LG
  • RecycleBank
  • Samsung
  • Sprint
  • T-Mobile
  • Verizon

We also want to call attention to Cell Phones for Soliders, a non-profit program that sends old cell phones to active service members, which we have previously highlighted on the Mobile Future blog.

Last year, Americans recycled 11.7 million phones to commemorate the week; this year, hopefully we can top that number.