The newly formed environmental club at Telesis, The Green Team, is pleased to announce our campus wide recycling program for plastic bottles. Thanks to the help of Allied Waste Services of Lake Havasu we now have special recycling receptacles around campus. The "Greenies" are hoping to have can recycling soon as well. The club is also putting out a newsletter on campus. Go to www.epa.gov/kids/you.htm for more helpful hints.
"RECYCLE YOUR CELL PHONE. IT'S AN EASY CALL."
The federal government's EPA has announced "Recycle Your Cell Phone. It's An Easy Call." The EPA has partnered with the following companies: AT&T Wireless, Best Buy, LG Electronics, Motorola, Nokia, Office Depot, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Sprint, Staples, and T-Mobile in this campaign.
Recycling a cell phone offers an opportunity for everyone to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save energy, and conserve natural resources. An estimated 100 to 130 million cell phones are no longer being used, many languishing in storage. If Americans recycled 100 million phones, we could save enough upstream energy to power more than 194,000 U.S. households for a year. If consumers were able to reuse those 100 million cell phones, the environmental savings would be even greater, saving enough energy to power more than 370,000 U.S. homes each year.
Right now less than 20 percent of unwanted cell phones are recycled each year. LET'S CHANGE THIS. RECYCLE THAT OLD PHONE AND SAVE RESOURCES!