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{nl} NextStep and local businesses are joining forces to help local residents and businesses recycle old cell phones during a week-long special collection event to be held on April 19th to April 26th at the following locations. Look for the Green buckets (buckets donated by Forrest Paints). If all of the 100 million cell phones ready for end of life management in the U.S. are recycled, we could save enough energy to power more than 194,000 U.S. households with electricity for one year. Yowza!
TOTAL POUNDS COLLECTED: 1382 pounds

DATE              
LOCATION

 Sat 4/19
 Eugene Earth Day Celebration  353 POUNDS COLLECTED

 11AM - 5PM
 EWEB River Edge Plaza, 500 E. 4th Ave

 Sun 4/20
Market of Choice 126 POUNDS COLLECTED

10AM - 2PM
67 W 29th Ave

Mon 4/21
The Duck Store, U of O Book Store129 POUNDS COLLECTED

10AM - 2PM
 895 E 13th Ave

 Tues  4/22
Eugene Public Library 44 POUNDS COLLECTED

10AM - 2PM
100 W 10 Ave

Wed 4/23
 Market of Choice224 POUNDS COLLECTED

4PM - 7PM
1060 Green Acres  Road

Thurs 4/24
Market of Choice 169 POUNDS COLLECTEDNextStep in-house donations weight to date is 98 lbs. Total collected so far is 1143 lbs!

4PM - 7PM
2580 Wilakenzie

 Fri 4/25
 Market of Choice111 POUNDS COLLECTEDTerritorial School has also collected 37 pounds!

 4PM - 7PM
 1960 Franklin Blvd

 Sat 4/26
 Market of Choice74 POUNDS COLLECTEDNextStep inhouse total: 152 lbs!

10AM - 2PM
67 W 29th Ave

All cell phones will be accepted free of charge. This includes all cellphone-related materials: peripherals, manuals, chargers, headsets, and holsters. The collection event is open to both residential and commercial customers.Did You Know?If all of the 100 million cell phones ready for end of life management in the U.S. are recycled, we could save enough energy to power more than 194,000 U.S. households with electricity for one year.According to the US EPA:    * There are approximately 300 million Americans, and 245 million are cell phone users.* There are an estimated 65 million old cell phones stored annually in U.S., with 8 million in Oregon, 71,500 in Lane County, and 39,000 in the Eugene/Springfield area.    * Approximately 130 million cell phones will be discarded annually in the U.S. alone. Of these, 50 million will be landfilled and 65 million are being stored in people’s desk drawers, closets and/or garages.* The phones that end up in landfills or incinerators contribute toenvironmental contamination.* Cell phones contain toxic substances including arsenic, antimony,beryllium, cadmium, copper, lead, nickel and zinc, all of which leach into the soil and groundwater.    * Cell phones that are incinerated form highly toxic dioxins & furans during the process, which evaporate into the air we breathe.    * These toxins have been associated with cancer and a wide range of reproductive, neurological and developmental disorders.    * The cadmium from a single phone is capable of polluting 158,200 gallons of water. (2.4 million ounces worth of the various kinds of drinks we consume)    * When one million cell phones are recycled, it saves the planet from greenhouse gases equivalent to driving 1,000+ cars a year.    * Those one million cell phones contain 4 metric tons of gold, which means that more than 3 million metric tons of rocks do not have to be mined to recover that amount of gold.

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