We find that the largest barrier to consumer participation in our industry is a general lack of awareness that it exists. Once people understand that our company will actually purchase their used cell phone, and that it has a very positive impact on the environment, they become enthusiastic customers
Orlando, FL (PRWEB) April 19, 2007
SellyourCell.com is announcing their participation in Earth Day 2007 by trying to create awareness of commonly overlooked recyclables including the cellular phones that the company specializes in.
SellyourCell.com is one of America's oldest wireless recycling companies, and Renee Jackson, SellyourCell's CEO says that awareness of the existence of cell phone recycling is one of her industry's greatest challenges. Jackson feels that Earth Day presents an excellent opportunity to not only publicize how her business benefits the environment, but to create awareness other recycling opportunities that people are not commonly aware of.
"We find that the largest barrier to consumer participation in our industry is a general lack of awareness that it exists. Once people understand that our company will actually purchase their used cell phone, and that it has a very positive impact on the environment, they become enthusiastic customers," Jackson said, adding, "Because of this we are sensitive to other lost recycling opportunities."
SellyourCell.com is therefore taking the opportunity during the Earth Day celebration to publicize other commonly overlooked recyclables, and have provided a sample list:
Commonly Overlooked recyclables
Wireless Phones, PDAs, and iPods
All of these electronic devices can be recycled, with any saved data completely erased in the process, by visiting http://www.SellyourCell.com.
Computer Floppy Disk and Video Tapes
Disks can be stripped of all current information, disassembled and separated into paper, plastics and disks. They can then be tested, labeled and reused.
Old lenses and frames can be made available to someone else in need. Chances are an optician of club in your area collects eyeglasses for reuse. Also, you might consider having your old glasses tinted and made into sunglasses.
Polystyrene Packing and Peanuts
While not technically recyclable, they can be reused. Many packing, shipping and moving stores will take used peanuts.
Many common smoke detectors contain a small amount of Americium 241, a radioactive material. Detector companies accept returned radioactive detectors for disposal as hazardous waste.
Disposable Single use cameras
Research indicates that very few disposal cameras are actually recycled. An environmentally responsible alternative may be to purchase inexpensive fully automatic cameras instead. They will give better results and cost less to use than the disposables.
Carpet, Synthetic, Recycling
While you as the individual consumer generally can't recycle your old carpet, ask carpet installers and renovation companies if they will do it for you.
SellyourCell.com has posted links to companies that will recycle many of the above items on their website, found HERE
SellyourCell.com is also participating in Earth Day 2007 by offering every customer an additional $3.00 per approved order. SellyourCell.com calls this "getting green for being green", as recycling used cellular phones can be important step towards helping the environment. The three dollar promotion is SellyourCell.com's way of providing that extra little incentive for people to do their part during the Earth Day celebration.
To qualify for the Earth Day promo, order must be placed between April 18th and April 30th, 2007. The promotion is open to both new and existing SellyourCell.com customers, and SellyourCell.com's regular terms and conditions apply.
SellyourCell.com is a committed recycling company that uses positive environmental practices to extend the lives of used wireless products. You can read more about the company at http://www.sellyourcell.com.
SellyourCell.com is based in Orlando, Florida. Sellyourcell.com offers to pay consumers to recycle their used cell phones through their website http://www.sellyourcell.com. This process eliminates a number of hazardous and harmful substances from coming into contact with the environment and provides a financial incentive for participation.
SellyourCell.com is one of the oldest companies specializing in wireless recycling and it continues to be a leader in the wireless recycling industry.