Plant a tree for every phone - PlatinumTel

Planting the Seed

At PlatinumTel we have always advised our customers to reduce, reuse, and recycle to minimize their impact on the environment. As part of our "reuse" effort, we make available a wide variety of certified reconditioned handsets that are as good as new. To expand on these efforts, PlatinumTel will make a donation to plant a tree for each phone sold online, playing a small part in an essential campaign to restore forests all over the world.

You can also play a part in this effort by making a few minor adjustments to your life style:

  • Once done charging your cell phone, make sure to unplug the charger from the wall.
  • Once your phone has reached its end-of-life, send it to any one of many organizations that will recycle it on your behalf at no cost to you. PlatinumTel recommends Call-2-Recycle.
  • Beyond the Cell Phone:
    • Recycle glass, plastics and paper.
    • Lower your home thermostat.
    • Switch bulbs to compact fluorescent.
    • Plant trees in your yard.
    • Keep the lights off when not in the room.
    • Ride a bike to nearby destinations.
    • Buy local.
    • Buying a new car? Pay attention to MPGs.

About American Forests

American Forests is the nation's oldest nonprofit conservation organization. Founded in 1875, American Forests works with individuals, communities and policy makers to protect and restore forests around the word.

American Forests in Action

Learn more about American Forests: www.americanforests.org

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