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ecoATM Helps Americans Recycle Electronics vs Going To Landfill

4/14/2014 7:47:00 AM

Tags: recycling, electronic waste, Seth Leitman

ecoATMecoATM, a new strategic partner with The Green Living Guy is taking recycling to you more than any other company has offered. With a no-excuses approach and 800-plus kiosks located in shopping malls and retailers near you and across the USA, recycling electronic devices has never been more accessible.

What Electronics Does ecoATM Accept?

This ATM will recycle consumer electronics including:

mobile phones
tablets
and MP3 players

By using the ATM, you will ensuring that the devices are kept out of landfills. Best part, you get cash in return. Customers can also donate a portion or all of their cash payment to a number of charity partners.  If it's too old, the ATM will ask you to donate $1 to your charity of choice by recycling the device. 

It's been reported that many consumers use the cash they get from ecoATM to support their local economies. They usually spend the money in the mall or retail outlet where they recycled their devices.

“More people across the country are realizing the hidden value in the phones and devices they’ve been tossing into junk drawers for years, and with only 20 percent of cell phones being recycled today, there is incredible potential for millions of Americans,” said Mark Bowles, ecoATM’s founder and Chief Marketing Officer. “Our goal is to offer consumers an opportunity to convert their clutter into cash while doing the right thing for the environment by keeping tons of toxic waste out of our nation’s landfills.”

The two million devices recycled means 500,000 pounds of devices not in landfills. This is equal to:

1. three space shuttles worth of plastics, metals and potentially toxic materials

2. 70,000 pounds of copper – enough to create a second Statue of Liberty (made of 62,000 pounds of copper) and still have

3. extra 1,544 pounds of silver – enough to create 22,540 American Eagle silver dollar coins (made of .0685 pounds of silver)

For respect and creds, ecoATM holds both Responsible Recycling (R2) and ISO14001 certification, confirming the company’s commitment to maintaining the highest standards of electronics recycling, as well as ISO27001 certification for information and personal data security.

Sources: See "How it Works" (ecoATM) for a video of how an ecoATM kiosk works, visit www.ecoATM.com and for more information about Outerwall Inc, the Parent company, please visit www.outerwall.com.

Photo Caption:

ecoATM, the nationwide network of automated electronics recycling kiosks, has officially recycled more than two million phones and devices in its four-year history. ecoATM's more than 800 kiosks, which are located in shopping malls and retailers, recycle consumer electronics and provide cash payments as an incentive for consumers to recycle. (PRNewsFoto/ecoATM)

Photo by ECOATM



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