Recycle My Cell Phone?
Our consumerist, use and discard culture does not often stop and think about the things we use and then throw away. Well, we recently upgraded our old cell phones, which we have had for more than a couple of years. So after wiping them both clean (deleting numbers/messages and all that good stuff), I decided I would go to the local cellular phone provider and have them recycled. I mean I have done it before. The phones prior to these old phones were recycled simply by walking to the local cell phone store (then in
So I was like, this should be easy. I show up at the store and ask the young lady at the store “Where can I drop these phones off for recycling?”
She.. blank look .. “What do you mean recycle?”
Me.. “You know instead of just dumping these in the trash and eventually in to a landfill, these should be recycled for parts/reuse and so on?”
She.. “Oh.. we don’t do that here:
Me.. “ I thought most cell phone stores have a drop of box to recycle them?”
(I am assuming that this provide would be like my old provider)
She..” You could donate them to a womens shelter?”
I guess I could do that, and am sure there are a number of other places to recycle. Our own city has a facility where you just drive in and drop off electronics for recycling. I also found this site http://www.wirelessrecycling.com that offers a list of locations for your zip, where you can just drop off your phone. And this drives me to ask you folks. What did you do? Wanna take the poll on the right? ;)
Saw this site about wind turbines. Some great pictures here, including the process of putting up a wind turbines at sea.
This also reminded me of a survey I was picked for (randomly) by the
No guesses where I fall on this. I wish we invested in things like these instead of the almost 2 billion a week that is vanishing in to the bottomless pit of
BTW: I have been to
I am hoping to visit Denmark again this year and will hopefully have more time to explore that lovely nation and meet our friends Marie & Thomas.
Now We Have Bunny Sutra
I had this post with a pic about kawasutra (scroll to the bottom if you missed it). Well it was an ad by Kawasaki for bikes and the positions you could assume with it. Guess what we now have a bunny sutra watch from swatch. Not just that they even had an ad in Times Square NY.