With half of the world owning and using cell phones, now there is a great way to cash in your old cell phones to help the environment and also victims of domestic violence. Verizon Wireless offers the HopeLine, a program exclusive to Verizon that puts wireless services and equipment to work to assist victims of domestic violence. The HopeLine program collects old cell phones (in any condition).
Through HopeLine’s recycling efforts, more than 200 tons of electronics waste and batteries have been kept out of landfills. Used phones can be returned to any Verizon Wireless retail store nationwide. The used phones are either refurbished or recycled. With the funds raised from the sale of the refurbished phones, Verizon Wireless donates wireless phones and airtime to victims, and provides funding and other contributions to non-profit domestic violence shelters and prevention programs across the country.
Instead of throwing your old cell phone into the trash or a junk drawer, recycle it and make good use of old junk!