Helps Save The Environment And Helps Non-Profit Organizations Raise Money By Recycling Old Cell Phones

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New York, September 16, 2009 (NEWSWIRE.NET) “Going green” is a social movement that was created to increase the awareness of environmental conservation. It is about using the Earth’s resources more efficiently by conserving natural resources, minimizing pollution, reducing garbage in landfills, and protecting forests and wildlife. Greening your lifestyle is easier than most people think, and it often involves saving money in the process. It is our responsibility to the environment to maintain its natural resources, and cell phone recycling is an important part of that. “Going green” will not only make our lives healthier and more enjoyable, it may even help save Earth’s natural beauty and its wildlife.


CollectAPhone is a green company committed to this important cause. Based less than an hour from New York City, their mission is to protect the environment by collecting one million used cell phones this year, and that’s not all. Every phone collected will be used to raise money for charities.


The average life of a cell phone in the U.S. is only eighteen months, and most old phones will either be buried in a landfill or incinerated. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has estimated that over 90 million used cell phones at risk of being buried in landfills each year. This has the potential to cause great harm to the environment, its wildlife and even human health. Toxic chemicals from these phones such as cadmium and lead can leak into water supplies and into the air. Disposing of these phones in landfills also wastes precious metals such as copper and other valuable metals when they could instead be reused.

CollectAPhone makes it fast and easy for everyone to recycle their used cell phone, smartphone, or PDA. The company provides printable shipping labels free of charge. It does not matter if your phone is old or does not work, because CollectAPhone accepts all cell phones regardless of age or condition. They guarantee that every phone they receive is either reused or recycled in a way that will not harm the environment. CollectAPhone also sends a cash donation to non-profit organizations for each phone they receive.


“We have made it our responsibility,” said Mendel Mendelovits, Founder of

CollectAPhone, ”to ensure that these phones do not end up damaging our planet. Our goal is to save a million phones this year.”

Protecting the environment from the pollution caused by old cell phones is simple, convenient and cost free through CollectAPhone’s cell phone recycling program. Everyone with a cell phone they no longer use can participate – it only takes a few minutes of your time. To participate, visit and search for your favorite non-profit organization or charity by name, EIN number, or zip code. After you have found your favorite charity, print a pre-paid postage label to ship your old phone to CollectAPhone at no cost to you. After they have received the phone it will be evaluated to see whether it can be fixed and reused or recycled and to determine its value. Once evaluation is complete, a percentage of the phone’s value will be sent directly to the non-profit organization that you chose.

CollectAPhone currently has over 350,000 active charities in their database and they are constantly adding more non-profit organizations to their massive catalog. Charities on CollectAPhone’s website range from small community organizations to large foundations, reflecting their belief that all non profit organizations make a difference. CollectAPhone is enthusiastic about helping all non-profit charities raise funds for a wide variety of great causes. CollectAPhone provides these charities with customizable marketing materials to assist with cell phone collection drives. They encourage every charity to visit so they can claim and edit their organization’s webpage to increase visibility and ultimately raise more funds.

CollectAPhone is committed to reducing the harmful effects to the environment caused by cell phones that are not recycled properly. Their main goal is to make sure every phone is reused or recycled in an environmentally responsible way. They have been established as experts in cell phone repair and recycling for over ten years. CollectAPhone is both environmentally and socially responsible. They recognize that charities of all sizes do extraordinary things for communities in many different ways, and that charities are often short on the funds they need to keep programs going. Depending on the value and condition of each phone, payments to charities can be as high as $50 per phone, so cell phone collection programs can be a powerful source of funding for charities.


Join CollectAPhone as they spread their green message and help raise funds for charities across America. They are doing their part to make the world a greener, healthier, and more beautiful place one phone at a time, and you can do the same.




Amy Branson