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[greenyes] Fwd: AT&T Wireless Phone Recycling Program

From: "Robert Haspel" <rbh@no.address>
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 locations nationwide.

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 environment."

"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 <>

Gary Liss
Fax: 916-652-0485

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