Verizon’s HopeLine Recycles Old Cell Phones for a Good Cause

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Verizon Logo Yesterday, Verizon Wireless announced that it is teaming up with Macy’s and the NYC Department of Sanitation in order to expand its cell phone recycling campaign through HopeLine. 130 million cell phones are expected to be disposed of this year, with less than 20% of those being recycled properly. Electronic waste is becoming a bigger and bigger issue and to raise awareness about it this Earth Day, Verizon is planning to open up new drop boxes for old mobile phones to be taken to. Keep reading to find out what happens to your phone after you’re done with it.

The phones that are being recycled by HopeLine are refurbished, or sold for parts, with all of the proceeds going to domestic violence advocacy groups, or violence survivors.

Over 160 Macy’s locations will be accepting phones this month, and if you live in the New York area, you can visit your State Senator’s office, or the Department of Sanitation and drop off your old phone, from any make or carrier, or any other mobile accessories that you no longer have use for.

There’s nothing like recycling for a good cause!

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