From: "Robert Haspel" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 03:42:20 -0600
AT&T Wireless Offers Wireless Phone Recycling
REDMOND, Washington, April 22, 2003 (ENS) - AT&T Wireless has announced an
enhanced recycling program for the safe disposal of unwanted and obsolete
wireless phones, batteries, and accessories.
The company says the program was undertaken in support of the EPA's
Plug-In To eCycling, a campaign that encourages Americans to reuse or
recycle their used electronics, and Keep America Beautiful, a nonprofit
organization that focuses on community improvement and beautification.
AT&T invites customers to recycle unwanted wireless phones, accessories,
and batteries, regardless of the manufacturer or carrier, at any AT&T
Wireless retail store. AT&T Wireless employees will do the same at office
Wireless phones collected through the AT&T Wireless Reuse & Recycle
program that cannot be refurbished will be recycled. The wireless phones
that can be refurbished will be donated to groups that respond to
emergency situations, such as the American Red Cross.
Proceeds from the recycled phones will be donated to Keep America
Beautiful. In addition, AT&T Wireless volunteers will participate in
various Keep America Beautiful cleanup activities throughout the year.
"We are honored to be the first wireless carrier to partner with the EPA
and Keep America Beautiful to help protect our environment for the next
generation," said Wally Hyer, vice president of AT&T Wireless, who
oversees the company's Environment, Health & Safety division.
"AT&T Wireless deserves a lot of credit for its leadership in recycling
old cell phones," said EPA Assistant Administrator Marianne Horinko.
"We're very glad that they are partnering with EPA on the Plug-In To
eCycling Campaign. Through efforts like these, AT&T Wireless is helping
EPA and all Americans reduce the electronic waste stream and protect the
"Keep America Beautiful applauds AT&T Wireless for its commitment to
product stewardship," said Gail Cunningham, managing director, Great
American Cleanup. "Together we are engaging individuals in activities that
ensure safer, healthier, and more beautiful environments - today and for
generations to come."
To learn more about the AT&T Wireless Reuse & Recycle program, visit