Recycle My Cell, Canada's free cell phone recycling program, is calling on all Canadians to clean out their junk drawers and recycle their old cell phones in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Earth Day on Friday, April 22. Results from the 2015 Understanding Cell Phone Recycling Behaviours survey released today show that just under half of Canadians (48%) say that they have cell phones in their possession that are being stored. Overall, 45% of respondents had one phone in storage, while about a third (32%) had two in storage. Approximately one in five (22%) had three or more phones in storage.
Recycle My Cell, Canada's recycling program for mobile devices and accessories, recently announced the winners of the sixth annual Recycle My Cell Student Challenge. Held each year in conjunction with Waste Reduction Week in Canada, the Challenge sees students from kindergarten to post-secondary collecting as many old wireless devices as possible, including cell phones, smartphones, pagers, accessories and cell phone batteries.
As part of its support for Waste Reduction Week in Canada 2015, Recycle My Cell is once again challenging Canadian students to recycle as many old cell phones as possible in the sixth annual Recycle My Cell Student Challenge. Registration is now open for schools and classrooms across the country to sign up for the Challenge for the chance to win $500 for school green initiatives.