Cell Phone Recycling Week makes it easy to go green

The EPA is continuing its popular Cell Phone Recycling Week, which runs from April 6 through April 12, and aims to educate consumers about the impact cell phone recycling can have on our environment. During this week the EPA and its 25 partners will go all out to better our environment and help people through easy cell phone recycling programs.

The environmental impact of cell phone recycling is pretty astounding with 2008's drive saving enough energy to power more than 2,000 homes for a year, but that's nothing when you take into account the effect of recycling 100 million cell phones at the end of their useful life. In all the U.S. could save enough energy to power more than 18,000 homes and prevent the creation of greenhouse gas equal to removing 28,000 cars from the roads!