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EPA Launches Cell Phone Recycling Effort

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EPA Launches Cell Phone Recycling Effort

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EPA Launches Cell Phone Recycling Effort

EPA Launches Cell Phone Recycling Effort

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The Environmental Protection Agency is launching a campaign to get Americans to recycle their cell phones.

The agency is joining with major cell phone makers and providers to collect the phones. They can be reused by new customers, or they can be taken apart and their components, such as gold, copper and plastic, recycled.

The EPA says recycling phones will save energy and reduce the greenhouse gas pollution that contributes to climate change.

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