CollectAPhone.com Launches a Cell Phone Recycling Website That Helps
Non-Profits Raise Money, While Saving the Environment
CollectAPhone pledges to make our world greener, one phone at a time.
(PRWEB) July 14, 2009 -- An environmentally friendly company has found a double meaning to the phrase
"going green." CollectAPhone, a company based less than an hour from New York City, has made itself a mission
to protect the environment from 1 million used cell phones this year while raising "green" for charities in the
CollectAPhone makes it easy to recycle a used cell phone, smartphone or PDA in minutes and offers free
printable shipping labels. Regardless of the phone's age or condition, CollectAPhone sends cash to non-profit
organizations for every phone they receive.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has estimated that over 100 million used cell phones end up in
landfills each year which can have devastating consequences for the environment. The improper disposal of cell
phones can cause harmful materials such as lead and cadmium to be released into the air and water supply.
Additionally, precious metals such as copper and other materials in cell phones are wasted when they could be
salvaged instead (http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/partnerships/plugin/cellphone/cell-fs.htm).
"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 1,000,000 phones this year."
Protecting the environment from the adverse effects of old cell phones has never been easier. A donor can simply
log onto www.CollectAPhone.com and search for their favorite non-profit organization directly by name or by zip
code to find nearby organizations. After finding the beneficiary of their choice, the donor can print a pre-paid
postage label that can be used to ship their phone to CollectAPhone at no cost to them. Once received, the phone
is evaluated and a percentage of the phone's value is sent direct