Friday, November 24, 2006

Cell Phone Recycling

Yesterday was my birthday....and J got me a pay as you go cell phone. If you read my blog at all, you probably know I am not a big cell phone person. Never had one before yesterday and really don't like how the industry is handled in the US so much so, that I vowed if I ever got one for emergencies, it would be a pay as you go phone.

The thing that I found very interesting about my phone was this little bag that was included in the box to recycle cell phones with. The one I had is part of a program Motorola has. There is a link to their site on the title or here. Anyhow, I like anything that has to do with recycling and I thought it was awesome that they included a postage paid bag that you could use to recycle up to three phones in and it didn't matter if they had batteries or what brand they were...how cool is that?

Anyhow, I guess from the website above, you can get postage for free to recycle your old phones too, in case you don't already have one of these handy bags. I recommend doing so, since I read in an article not too long ago that people are filling up landfills with these little non-biodegradable castoffs and it seems to me that recycling them makes so much more sense.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope you had a great b-day.

I am of the cell phoneless myself but that is an excellent idea with the recycling.

Mind Sprite said...

Happy belated Birthday!!!! I hope you had a good one.

I recycle my cell phones by donating them to an organization that wipes the memory and gives them to women in domestic violence situations. I like that Motorola is giving people a recycling option.

Scaramouche Jones said...

You should have said! Happy belated birthday :)

Haha said...

That is nice to know Mishka - I hope you got my message on your B'Day - I hope you had a fun one!

Mishka said...

Yes, I did get your message, and thanks so much. It was really awesome. I had one from Dad right after yours...so I got the full meal deal when we got in.

Love you Mom.

Joanne said...

Happy birthday! (Belated) I am on pay as you go. It is so much cheaper and easier than the other method, although I did run out of time once on an important call and that was dumb of me. :) (I was extending my flexcar reservation so it was important in that sense, not like a work call). I still can't convince myself to go with the contract option.