The Power to Send Hope and End Poverty.
In the U.S., more than HALF A BILLION cell phones are ready for recycling, and more than 11 MILLION phones are added to that total each month!
The Women’s Funding Network is recycling cell phones to:
- Support programs that lift women and families out of poverty;
- Help provide lasting solutions to climate change, a major contributor to poverty worldwide; and
- Provide 911 emergency phones for senior citizens and people at risk.
Join us! Your effort to recycle cell phones makes all of the difference. Request an envelope for yourself or a box for your entire office, school or place of worship. Once your box is filled, call FedEx at 1-800-Go FedEx and they will pick it up – all postage paid!
How It Works
- Roughly 60 percent of used cell phones sent in can be refurbished and resold. These cell phones generate the greatest amount of revenue to help lift women and families out of poverty and provide lasting solutions to climate change.
- Another portion of the recycled phones are programmed to dial only 911 and donated to domestic violence survivors, elders and low-income people at risk for use in emergencies.
- The remaining cell phones are recycled according to EPA standards.
Why Is It Important?
- A staggering 70% of people in poverty globally are women and children.
- In the United States alone, 14.6 million women and nearly 13 million children are living below the poverty line – equal to the combined populations of Iowa, Indiana and Wisconsin.
- Recycling just one million cell phones reduces greenhouse gas emissions equal to taking 1,368 cars off the road for a year.
Spread the word! Tell a friend about cell phone recycling!