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Mark Peters
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ReCellular collects 6 million phones

content type Press information Mail the editor Posted by Mark Peters
Wednesday, January 2nd 2008 - 16:29 CET - Comments: 0
R eCellular processed a record 6 million phones in 2007, solidifying the company’s position as the world’s foremost collector, refurbisher, and recycler of wireless phones. “In 1991, we started with a simple mission - to create a successful business that is both socially and environmentally responsible,” says Chuck Newman, founder and CEO of ReCellular, Inc. “Today, ReCellular’s impact and success have far exceeded my expectations.”
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Cell phone recycling

 

 Cell phone recycling

"Over the past five years, we have grown exponentially," says Newman. "Our ongoing efforts to increase consumer awareness for cell-phone recycling - married with the innovative collection programs we offer our corporate, charitable and grassroots partners - have helped us dramatically increase our operations."

 

In 2007 ReCellular
• Employed 240 people at facilities in Michigan, Texas, Hong Kong, and Brazil

•  Collected 6 million wireless phones for recycling or refurbishing

•  Raised more than $20 million for charitable causes for 50 non-profit partners

•  Diverted more than 1 million pounds of materials from landfills by recycling

 

Cell phone collections 

 

Cell phone collections

For 2007, ReCellular acquired a record 6,034,771 phones through corporate, charitable and grassroots collections programs. This amount of phones is the equivalent of; 10 million kilograms of carbon emissions. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, producing six million cell phones would consume enough energy to power 11,400 homes for a year, and produce more than 10.3 million kilograms of carbon emissions.

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