Tween Brands e-Cycle for Type 1 Diabetes

Tween Brand employees deliver cell phone a donation for the ‘e-Cycle for Type 1 Diabetes’ campaign. The organization’s weeklong mobile phone drive collected over 50 mobile phones for recycling. e-Cycle will donate $1 to the JDRF for every mobile phone received from November 14 through 23.

 

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e-Cycle to Donate $1 to JDRF for Every Mobile Phone Recycled in Celebration of America Recycles Day and American Diabetes Month

Mobile phone buyback and recycling company encourages businesses to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation by recycling their used mobile devices responsibly in November

Wireless mobile buyback and recycling company e-Cycle LLC has launched an “e-Cycle for Type 1 Diabetes” campaign that will donate $1 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) for every mobile phone the company purchases or recycles from Nov. 14 through the 23.

According to e-Cycle CEO, Chris Irion, the goal of the promotion is to help raise awareness and support for two causes that are close to his heart—America Recycles Day (Nov. 15) and American Diabetes Month (November). Irion said that he hopes the campaign will encourage organizations to recycle their used mobile devices responsibly in November and also help support a critical research fund dedicated to finding a cure for the debilitating disease.

“As a father of a child suffering with Type 1 Diabetes, I know first hand the difficult challenges that families face in fighting a deadly and life-changing disease, while also trying to maintain a normal and healthy family life,” Irion said. “e-Cycle was founded on three principals: a love of technology, environmental protection, and charitable giving. Our ‘e-Cycle for Type 1 Diabetes’ promotion touches all three of our passions and I hope businesses will join us in our cause.”

How the “e-Cycle for Type 1 Diabetes” promotion works

1.    Businesses and organizations collect their used mobile devices and mail them to e-Cycle using the company’s pre-paid FedEx shipping labels.  Go to www.e-Cycle.com and click on the “Contact Us” link in the upper right-hand section of the homepage, fill out the form and request a label in the “Questions or Comments” field.

2.    e-Cycle will purchase any devices that are reusable and still have market value and recycle all other phones and accessories at no-charge. Companies can elect to have the check written back to them or as a charitable contribution directly to the JDRF. All sensitive data is completely removed from the devices.

3.    e-Cycle will donate $1 for every mobile phone that the company receives from Nov. 14 through 23, 2011.

4.    All mobile devices and accessories that cannot be reused are shredded on site and sent to an EPA-registered metals refinery where the precious materials are reclaimed for reuse in the production of new products.
For more information about the promotion, visit http://www.e-cycle.com/contact-us/current-promotions.

About e-Cycle LLC
Ranked the #5 fastest growing environmental services company in the U.S. by Inc. 500|5000, e-Cycle helps organizations take a more responsible, secure and profitable approach to wireless recycling. e-Cycle buys used mobile phones that still retain value and recycles all others at no charge through an EPA-registered facility. The information on every device is either deleted or destroyed through rigorous mobile security measures. The company has a zero landfill policy. For more information, visit http://e-Cycle.com.

About JDRF

JDRF is the leading global organization focused on Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF is to improve the lives of every person affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. For more information, visit http://www.jdrf.org.

About America Recycles Day
America Recycles Day, a program of Keep America Beautiful, is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Every year on or around November 15 (America Recycles Day), millions turn out to thousands of local events held throughout the country to celebrate and learn more about their recycling programs. For more information, visit http://americarecyclesday.org/.

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President Signs America Recycles Day Proclamation | e-Cycle

On November 15, America Recycles Day, President Obama signed a proclamation celebrating the strides the country has made in recycling generally, while also highlighting the need for greater attention to addressing electronic waste (e-waste). Last week, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the General Services Administration (GSA) formed a task force, under the Executive Order on Federal Sustainability, charged with helping the federal government lead by example in responsibly managing used electronics.

Electronic waste from old cell phones, computers and other devices often contains toxic chemicals and heavy metals. Most of this waste is landfilled, which creates potential health and environmental hazards throughout the U.S., and a significant part of the rest is shipped to developing countries that lack the capacity to manage these wastes safely, threatening the health and environment of those communities. Reusing and recycling e-waste reduces the risks from these hazards and also provides opportunities to reduce the carbon footprint and conserve valuable natural resources.

“Used electronics represent the fastest growing segment of local solid waste in our country. Far too many used electronics end up in landfills or are exported to nations where there is little capacity for safe management. Rather than benefitting from the reuse and recycling of valuable components, we see increased exposure to the toxic chemicals and other harmful substances in electronic devices,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “EPA has made the handling of used electronics and e-waste one of our top priorities, and through this task force the U.S. can become the world leader in sustainable electronics management. There are cost-effective and potentially profitable methods to better manage these materials and prevent health and environmental threats at home and around the world.”

“The federal government has a responsibility to ensure that its own waste is properly managed and recycled,” said Nancy Sutley, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. “Identifying opportunities to reuse the valuable resources contained in most disposed electronic devices is an important part of our obligation to protect human health and the environment.”

“Already one of the largest consumers of electronics, we plan to make the federal government the most responsible,” said GSA Administrator Martha Johnson. “Not only will we reduce the federal government’s footprint, we will model behavior for private consumers and use our position in the marketplace to drive the development of sustainable electronics and recycling solutions.”

The interagency task force, co-chaired by EPA, GSA, and CEQ, will develop a national strategy for responsible electronics stewardship, including improvements to federal procedures for managing electronic products. This strategy will also include steps to ensure electronics containing hazardous materials collected for recycling and disposal are not exported to developing nations that lack the capacity to manage the recovery and disposal of these products in ways that safeguard human health and the environment.

On October 11, EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson visited the town of Guiyu in Guandong Province, China. Guiyu is noteworthy for its large electronic waste recycling industry. Administrator Jackson saw firsthand some of the approaches being used to recycle and reuse discarded electronics and appliances and discussed remaining challenges and opportunities for collaboration.

Reusing or recycling electronics helps the environment by reducing our carbon footprint and conserving resources. Electronic equipment contains valuable materials, such as precious metals and rare earth minerals, which can be recycled. Recycling these components conserves materials, prevents air and water pollution, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions that occur during extraction, manufacturing and processing. For example, for every 1 million cell phones recycled, 75 pounds of gold, 772 pounds of silver, 33 pounds of palladium, and more than 35,000 pounds of copper can be recovered.

Electronics and other products are usually created from raw materials that are extracted from the Earth, transported and processed, distributed, consumed, reused or recycled, and ultimately disposed. Each of these stages creates impacts on the environment, which are unsustainable with limited natural resources. By making smarter choices, consuming less, and reusing and recycling, everyone can contribute to a healthier and more sustainable environment. Also, by promoting responsible electronics stewardship, green jobs can be created and a vibrant American reuse, recycling and refurbishing industry can be built.

The presidential proclamation is a time to think about creating a sustainable environment by being responsible consumers. By reusing, recycling, and being smarter in the amounts and types of materials used, people can save energy, conserve fewer natural resources, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

At e-Cycle we support recycling and ecycling everyday. One of e-Cycle’s main value-added services, environmentally compliant recycling is an aspect of our business that we take very seriously. What it means is that we manage the recycling of wireless phones, their accessories, and their components in a way that meets or exceeds all environmental laws and regulations.

As with all of our services, we provide environmentally compliant recycling free of charge to anyone that wants to dispose of wireless equipment.

What We Recycle:

  • ANY and ALL wireless accessories
    • Chargers
    • Air cards
    • Batteries
    • Data cords
    • Headsets and ear buds
    • Holsters and skins
  • Cell phones and smartphones

e-Cycle only utilizes EPA-certified recycling companies located in the United States. Our clients can rest assured that their wireless equipment will never end up in a landfill or dumped in a foreign country. It will be managed according to all applicable laws and regulations, and will assist in the conservation of natural resources.

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Happy America Recycles Day! | e-Cycle

At e-Cycle we will be celebrating America Recycles Day by recycling old cell phones to keep them out of landfills. As technology advances, people are swapping out their electronics at faster and faster rates, causing landfills to collect tons of e-waste. Cell phones contain both lead and arsenic, toxic substances that pollute our environment. On the other hand, they also contain precious metals, rubber, and plastic that can be reused to conserve our planet’s resources. Any obsolete or broken phones, as well as all accessories that e-Cycle receives, are sent to an EPA-certified recycling facility here in the United States. Our clients can rest assured that their equipment is always disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner.

To learn more about our environmentally responsible e-cycling programs visit http://e-cycle.com.

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