Pittsburgh -- Just traded up for an iPhone 4? Have you ditched that flip phone for a Droid?
Well, don’t toss your old phone in the trash. The Society for Advancement of Management (SAM) at Robert Morris University is collecting cell phones to recycle, helping the environment while raising money to boot. According to the EPA, most cell phones contain lead, arsenic, beryllium, mercury, cadmium, lithium and other harmful elements that can leach into landfills if the phones are thrown away as garbage.
The RMU students will collect used cell phones to be recycled by PaceButler Corp., which will pay the students up to $10 for each phone it receives. That money will fund the students’ trip to the annual SAM national conference and case competition.
Cell phone collection boxes are at the following Moon campus locations:
● Hale Center, 3rd Floor
● Massey Hall, Lobby
● Sewall Center, 3rd Floor
● Nicholson Center, RoMo’s and Bookstore
A collection bin also is located in the lobby of the Pittsburgh Center at 600 Fifth Ave. in downtown Pittsburgh.
RMU faculty, staff and students also may send phones to Marcel Minutolo in Massey Hall through interoffice mail, or contact Minutolo@rmu.edu to make arrangements. Please ensure phones are inactive when donated. SIM cards and accessories are not needed.
For more information, contact Dillan DiNardo, president, RMU Society for Advancement of Management, at firstname.lastname@example.org.