Plant My Phone

Posted by Dr. Patrice Smith

Our forests are being depleted. The reason(s) for deforestation are often times very clear: the need to increase land for settlement and urbanization, timber for industrial use and fuel, cattle ranching, experimenting, etc etc. However, the devastating effects seem to far outweigh the benefits.

Deforestation has not only resulted in irreversible damage to the natural habitat of many wildlife species, but has also resulted in loss of biodiversity and increase in aridity. And if that doesn't strike a nerve, consider that the act of deforestation threatens the survival of many endangered species and also is one of the main contributors to climate change (Global Warming).
With that said, I am urging you to find ways in which we can make a difference here; a way in which we can replenish some of the trees lost by deforestation. I've discovered a program called Plant My Phone where, unused cell phones can be donated for recycling. The phones recycled then go towards planting several trees and thus promotes reforestation. I believe it's a splendid idea. How many of us have old cell phones laying around or that we will through out to otherwise end up in landfills which will further ad to the issue of climate change? Help make a difference by donating your unused or broken cell phones to Plant My Phone. It's easy and it's free.

Just visit <--click the link. Order your free mailing package or print out a free shipping label.
Send the package in. When Plant My Phone receives your unused or broken phones, they will recycle them and sell the recycled materials to fund tree planting.

Trees play a vital role in the environment. Recycling cannot be stressed any further. The more we are conscious about our recycling habits and the more awareness we can create will eventually lead to a greener, cleaner planet.


  1. Matty said...

    I've seen and heard so many programs about being green. This is another great idea for the cause.

  2. annie said...

    This is a good idea, I wish there is one in H.K. But another thing we can do is don't change our mobile as frequent as a new model release, prevent over consumption, always help.

  3. Dr. Patrice Smith said...

    This is a great idea! I had 3 phones lying around at home before I sent them out earlier this week. Now I am tracking them on the website and in a matter of weeks I'll find out how many trees were planted as a result.
    Annie, that's also true. However that's a whole different topic and sadly many people aren't willing to change their habits at this time. I think this is a good way to alleviate the problem...for now.

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