EcoMOTO Takeback Program
ECOMOTO Takeback is a tool for customers to recycle end-of-life products.
Recycling cell phones is important…Because…
• 100 million cell phones are retired in a year in the US and only a small
percentage of those are
currently refurbished or recycled
• Proper recycling of cell phones can help protect the environment, helping to
prevent hazardous materials like lead, mercury or cadmium from leaking into soil as
well as drinking water.
• Studies suggest that there will be over 500 million cell phones in drawers,
closets and elsewhere.
EcoMOTO Takeback encourages the recycling of electronic devices to reduce the amount
of e-waste going into landfills.
Save money and help the environment at the same time by not purchasing
unnecessary personal electronics. You can take advantage of public equipment at
libraries, schools, and the work place or you can lease a PC.
When purchasing electronics think of it as an investment: buy quality items and items
that are compatible for upgrades or add-ons. An average computer's lifespan of 2-3 years
can be extended by 1-2 years with upgrades Invest in a good monitor, which can last 6-7
years or more and be kept for use with your next computer.
Take good care of electronics so they will last longer. Use a surge protector with
electronic equipment to prevent damage.
Encourage Corporate Responsibility. Check to see if the manufacturer has a take back
policy, if they don't write to them and ask why not.
Reuse and Recycle:
Used electronics can often be repaired, upgraded and reused.
Find a friend or organization that can use your old electronics.
Try to sell or give your used items to a repair shop, which reuses them as spare
Buy refurbish computers. A refurbished computer is not necessarily defective. It is an
old (by computer standards this could mean as little as a year old) or used computer in
which the components have been examined and replaced if necessary. These computers
can be bought with a warranty.
Buy recycled computer disks and rewritable CDs in recycled cases. Rewritable CDs
(CD-R) and DVDs (DVD-R) may be a little more expensive in the short term, but the long
term benefits add up.
Use refillable ink cartridges or recycle your printer cartridges.
Additional support materials are available at www.motorola.com/recycling