It's OK to Use the Free Stuff You Get in Junk Mail

Written by Mark Jeantheau


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So take those return-address stickers you got fromrepparttar "Friends of Hard-Luck Martian Television Stars" (or whomever) and use 'em up! P.S. To get less junk mail inrepparttar 110121 first place, you can get onrepparttar 110122 "Stop Sending Me This Crap" list atrepparttar 110123 Direct Marketing Association's Mail Preference Service -- http://www.dmaconsumers.org/offmailinglist.html .

For jokes, cartoons, and more great environmental information, visit www.grinningplanet.com .

2003 by GrinningPlanet.com You have permission to publish this article electronically or in print, free of charge, as long asrepparttar 110124 bylines are included. Must be published complete with no changes. A courtesy copy of your publication would be appreciated.

Mark is a writer, financial analyst, web developer, environmentalist, and, as necessary, chef and janitor. Grinning Planet is an expression of Mark's enthusiasm for all things humorous and green, as well as a psychotic desire to work himself half-to-death. Hobbies include health foods, music, getting frustrated over politics, and occasionally lecturing the TV set on how uncreative it is.


How to Dial Up a Recycling Solution for Your Cell Phone

Written by Mark Jeantheau


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Inevitably, at some point you will probably have a still-working but money-stupid cell phone on your hands. If so, you may be able to give it back torepparttar manufacturer for reuse or recycling. Two major cell phone manufacturers, Nokia and Motorola, offer take-back programs. Or you can donate your phone to certain charitable organizations that can put them to good use. Two such organizations are: - Collective Good (http://www.collectivegood.com) - Donate A Phone (http://www.wirelessfoundation.org/DonateaPhone/index.cfm)

There are other donation options, and new ones are likely to come up inrepparttar 110120 future. To find out how else you might find a good home for your old cell phone, or to figure out how to just recycle it, visit: - The Wireless Foundation (http://www.wirelessfoundation.org/) - The cell phone industry's recycling site (http://www.recyclewirelessphones.com/)

In grocery stores and restaurants, in traffic, and even sometimes while sitting onrepparttar 110121 can, cell phones are becoming an essential part of an efficient lifestyle for many people. Only you can preventrepparttar 110122 flushing of perfectly good cell phones!

Finally, we just want to mention that it's not true that our cell phone hasrepparttar 110123 president on speed-dial #1. We did for a while, butrepparttar 110124 Secret Service made it clear that our "ideas for putting more humor into governance" were not welcome.

For jokes, cartoons, and more great environmental information, visit http://www.grinningplanet.com .

2003 by GrinningPlanet.com You have permission to publish this article electronically or in print, free of charge, as long asrepparttar 110125 bylines are included. Must be published complete with no changes. A courtesy copy of your publication would be appreciated.

Mark is a writer, financial analyst, web developer, environmentalist, and, as necessary, chef and janitor. Grinning Planet is an expression of Mark's enthusiasm for all things humorous and green, as well as a psychotic desire to work himself half-to-death. Hobbies include health foods, music, getting frustrated over politics, and occasionally lecturing the TV set on how uncreative it is.


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