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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 to 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 in 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 on can, cell phones are becoming an essential part of an efficient lifestyle for many people. Only you can prevent flushing of perfectly good cell phones!
Finally, we just want to mention that it's not true that our cell phone has president on speed-dial #1. We did for a while, but Secret Service made it clear that our "ideas for putting more humor into governance" were not welcome.
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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.