Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) May 5, 2005
Parrot Cellular, an exclusive agent for Cingular Wireless which operates more than 85 retail outlets throughout Northern California, announced today it will partner with RecycleForCalifornia.com to collect used cellular phones at all its locations throughout the state.
RecycleforCalifornia.com, an industry-funded statewide cell phone recycling initiative, will pay a cash amount for each collected cell phone that has a re-marketable value, and 50% of the funds raised will go to support local charities. Phones that are not re-marketable may be donated to shelters, senior groups or other emergency services, or will be recycled in an environmentally responsible manner.
ÂWeÂre very excited about this program,Â said Matt Fidiam, Parrot CellularÂs CEO. ÂIt not only benefits local charities, but it also assists in preserving the environment and bringing communications to people who could not otherwise afford it.Â
Conrad Melancon, program director for RecycleForCalifornia.com, said there are more that 500 million used cellular phones in the U.S., with 100 million more being replaced each year.
ÂThis cellular phone collection program will help raise money for use in the community and help keep hazardous materials out of our landfills,Â Melancon said. ÂMany of these cellular phones will be sent oversees to countries where a cellular phone may be the only means of long distance communications.Â
All cell phones will be accepted under the program. Phones should be deactivated and personal information should be removed prior to being turned in at any Parrot Cellular location.
About Parrot Cellular
Parrot Cellular is an exclusive agent for Cingular Wireless. With more than 85 locations throughout Northern California we are one of the largest wireless retailers in the state. For more information on Parrot Cellular, or to find the store nearest you, please visit http://www.parrotcellular.com or call 1-800-700-TALK.
Recycle for California.com is an industry initiative developed specifically to combat the growing problem of waste generated by the improper disposal of old cell phones. All consumers, businesses, non-profit organizations and government entities are encouraged to participate in this no-cost program. For more information on how to become involved with RecycleForCalifornia.com, please go to http://www.RecycleForCalifornia.com. You may also contact Conrad Melancon directly at conrad@RecycleForCalifornia.com or 916-983-7701.
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