Support the GERMANSCHOOLonline with Cell Phone Recycling
Collect as many cell phones from your friends, neighbors, companies and corporations. We pay for shipping and email you free prepaid UPS shipping labels. You just pack them nice in a used box and give the shipment either to a UPS driver or drop it off at any UPS location or service station.
We use 100% of the proceeds from our cell phone recycling to fund the scholarship program for free classes. free online classes or to attend our day camps.
Help our environment and the planet. Simply collect and ship, we do the rest. All cell phones should be in complete condition in order to make the maximum out of it, no parts or component should be removed except the battery packs. You do not have to send in all the accessories or manuals if you do not have this anymore.
Easy to do as 1 – 2 – 3
- Collect as many used cell phones in good conditions, not too old
- Order your free prepaid UPS shipping label
- Pack and box up the phones (you should send in 3-4 phones at a time) and attach the free prepaid UPS shipping label
Why to recycle your used cell phones? Did you know this? – Gorillas suffer for cell phones
Cell phones are in hot demand and as the demand increases, so does the impact on gorillas habitat in the Congo.
How are gorillas and cell phones linked?
Cell phones contain a rare ore called Coltan used as a semiconductor. This metal if found in Africa. Increased mining operations means habitat loss and increased hunting pressure on gorillas an other wildlife.
Wildlife Reserves suffer most from mining. Two World Heritage sites, Kahuzi-Biega National Park and Okapi Wildlife Reserve, have suffered the most damage from mining.
Coltan mining has helped fund the on-going war in the region.
Cell phone popularity over the past five years induced a flood of more than 10,000 illegal miners into the “protected” parks. Needing food, they have hunted gorillas an elephants to near extinction in these areas.
What can you Do To Help?
Recycle Your Old Cell Phone! The US is home to more then 150 million cell phone users (and growing fast). More then 100 million cell phones are thrown away, or stuffed in a drawer, each year. If fewer new phones need to be produced, there will be less impact on gorilla’s habitat.
3 billion cell phones world wide, less than 1% is getting recycled.
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