I'm always tickled when I come across an idea that is a win/win situation for all involved. A lot of organizations recycle cell phones to raise their donations money and that is really great. But I came across this website called http://www.plantmyphone.com/ that has a very unique concept when it comes to recycling cell phones.
Here's how it works:
- You go online and either print a free shipping label or request a free mailer bag to be sent to you.
- Put your phone and mail it back to them. They sell the recycled materials (metals) and the money is used to buy trees that will be planted. You receive an email as to how many trees were planted because of your contribution. I guess some cell phones contain more recyclable materials than others or metals that are worth more.
It's a pretty cool concept especially since people upgrade their cell phones every couple of years and the technology of the phones is constantly changing.