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O is for Old Cell Phones Need a New Life

O is for Old Cell Phones Need a New Life

The average cell phone lasts around 18 months, which means 130 million phones will be retired each year. If they go into landfills, the phones and their batteries introduce toxic substances into our environment. Help provide Haiti relief and donate your old cell phone.

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.

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3:02AM PST on Jan 26, 2013

Thank you

1:28AM PDT on Oct 15, 2012

thanks for sharing

2:00PM PDT on Sep 17, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

6:04AM PDT on Sep 13, 2012

Good article, thank you

6:29PM PDT on Apr 8, 2011

Thanks.

5:25PM PDT on Apr 8, 2011

Thanks for the article.

1:25AM PST on Feb 28, 2011

Thanks for the info.

10:24PM PDT on Jul 27, 2010

For me,,it will last not only just only a year if you just take care of it..
dog ear problems

10:06AM PDT on Jun 13, 2010

My cell is for my bodywork practice and I only use it once and a while,then it comes in handy.
pat

3:51AM PDT on Jun 4, 2010

I've saved a lot of money by not having a phone in my apartment anymore and only use my cellphone. Normally I don't make a lot of phone calls and I keep it on all the time.
This works great for me. :-)

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