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Recycling Programs

 

Cell Phone Recycling

 

Eco cell logo      Cell phones have a direct effect on wildlife. Coltan is a substance frequently used in small electronics. Mining for coltan causes loss of gorillas and their habitats.

When these electronic devices are recycled through the Eco-Cell Recycling Program, older cell phones are disposed of according to strict environmental standards. New cell phones are refurbished and sold in developing countries. This process decreases the global market for new cell phones!

The Oklahoma City Zoo is one 110 zoos helping save gorillas through the Eco-Cell Recycling Program. Join us in this quest! Donate old and used cell phones in the Zoo's Guest Relations office during regular business hours. Thank you!

     cell phone collection winnersPictured with Zoo Deputy Director, Alan Varsik, are students from Konawa High School. They collected 320 electronic devices, including cell phones, and donated them to the Eco-Cell Recycling Program. The Zoo donates 100 percent of all recycling proceeds to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, the Oklahoma City Zoo's partner for gorilla conservation.

 

Pictured with Zoo Deputy Director, Alan Varsik, are students from Konawa High School. They collected 320 electronic devices, including cell phones, and donated them to the Eco-Cell Recycling Program. The Zoo donates 100 percent of all recycling proceeds to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International.

To learn more about the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, view the video below or visit www.gorillafund.org.

 



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