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ReCellular Reuses and Recycles Cell Phones By the Ton

Article: ReCellular Reuses and Recycles Cell Phones By the Ton

DEXTER, Michigan, February 20, 2009 (ENS) – A mass of used cell phones, weighing as much as three Boeing 747-400s, was collected and processed for reuse and recycling last year by one Michigan-based company, which today issued its first annual sustainability report. ReCellular, the world’s largest recycler and reseller of used cellular phones and accessories,…

Upcycling

Article: Upcycling

Recycling is a popular practice for us at TreeHugger, for obvious reasons: it prevents more junk from entering the waste stream, requires less new stuff to be manufactured, and, for the most part, is a green way to go. Even better than recycling, though, is a concept called “upcycling.” Coined by green gurus William McDonough…