Manitobans won’t have to wait until next Earth Day to recycle their old cell phones, thanks to a new initiative announced by the province.
The Recycle My Cell program, managed by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), was created on Tuesday.
Wireless users are encouraged to visit www.recyclemycell.ca for more information on how to recycle their old devices. This free initiative will see used cell phones and equipment being refurbished or recycled to make other products.
Proceeds from the sale of refurbished phones and scrap materials are donated to numerous national and local charities including the World Wildlife Fund, Tree Canada, Food Banks Canada and Resource Conservation Manitoba.