Cell phone

6 ways to Green Your Cell phone

Organize, talk, and text without eco-guilt using these green strategies that will keep you connected and cut the planetary impact of your cell phone or mobile device at the same time.

  1. Unplug your charger

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    Energy is still being sucked into the charger even when a PDA/phone is not attached.

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  2. Power mobile devices with a hand crank or solar charger

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    Tap the power of the sun to keep you talking and texting the fossil-free way. These cool devices will also save you money on your power bill.

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  3. Recycle your cell phone

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    Send your cell phone or mobile device in for recycling or to a take-back program instead of throwing it out to keep reusable and sometimes toxic ingredients out of the wild.

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  4. Donate your cell phone

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    Donating your cell phone or PDA to a charity is a socially and ecologically wise choice, and will help others get connected without creating more waste.

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  5. Choose an eco-friendly cell phone

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    Seek out a manufacturer that uses fewer toxic materials, one with easy disassembly, or one that is biodegradable.

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  6. Read electronically and avoid printing

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    One of the coolest features of a PDA is the ability to read e-mails, publications, and other documents electronically without all the paper waste.

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