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Post Santa reminder: recycle those old wireless devices
Posted: 28-Dec-2005 [Source: CTIA]

[CTIA's Seve Largent reminds consumers to recycle their used wireless devices, chargers and accessories.]

Washington -- The Wireless Association President and CEO Steve Largent wants to remind consumers this holiday season to recycle their used wireless devices, chargers and accessories.

"I'm sure there were many new and innovative wireless products given out as gifts this holiday season," said Largent. "We want to remind everyone who may have received a new device to make sure and recycle the wireless products and accessories you will no longer be using."

"If you have a used wireless device, charger or accessory that you will no longer be using, just bring it to a carrier retail store and they will recycle it for you. It's a very simple and consumer-friendly process and we encourage all wireless consumers to take full advantage of it," continued Largent.

Every national wireless carrier and many other regional carriers are part of the industry's voluntary recycling initiative called "Wireless...The New Recyclable." This public outreach and awareness campaign was kicked-off several years ago to provide consumers with information about the importance and ease of recycling wireless devices.

Largent invited consumers to visit the industry's recycling website -- www.recyclewirelessphones.com -- to learn just how easy it is to recycle used wireless products. The website is a public resource that can help consumers answer common questions about how and where to recycle wireless products.

"We take great pride in our voluntary, pro-active recycling initiative and want all of the 200 million wireless subscribers in America to know that wireless devices, chargers and accessories are recyclable," said Largent.

CTIA is the international association for the wireless telecommunications industry, representing carriers, manufacturers and wireless Internet providers.

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