Wireless service provider Open Mobile announced a massive recycling program at its 18 stores throughout Puerto Rico, where it will be receiving all kinds of phones, of any company and in any condition.
Wireless devices and batteries, as well as other technological items, have chemicals that can be harmful to the environment. Therefore, they should not be thrown away along with other waste.
Through Open Mobile’s initiative, the public may discard unused mobile phones in the identified boxes at the stores and other collection centers. The funds raised through this recycling effort will be donated to the San Jorge Children’s Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the health and welfare of children in Puerto Rico.
This initiative is part of the relaunching of the carrier’s corporate social responsibility program, “Open Nature,” which seeks to raise awareness of the importance of environmental conservation. Equipment collected through this initiative will go through a proper recycling process, reducing environmental pollution, the carrier said.