Saturday, 25 April 2009

Cricket Introduces National Phone Recycling Program

On this Earth Day 2009, Cricket Communications begins a nation-wide handset recycling program. Customers can drop off their unused phones at participating Cricket stores or print a postage-paid shipping label from Cricket’s website and send their phones to the recycling center.

“A typical phone contains materials like arsenic, zinc and lead, therefore throwing out old cell phones is not only wasteful, it’s dangerous. These materials can seep into groundwater or even end up in the air we breathe,” said Tim Ostrowski, vice president for Cricket who is leading the company’s environmental efforts.
“We at Cricket feel a responsibility to do what we can to help protect our environment and our communities. By making this recycling program simple and convenient we hope customers will partner with Cricket to do something good for the environment and help raise funds for Rebuilding Together.”

A portion of the proceeds from the program will be donated to Rebuilding Together, the nation’s leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities. Cricket has partnered with Rebuilding Together as a President’s Circle level national sponsor for 2009.

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