Have a used cell phone that’s collecting dust? Turn your old phone into into new trees!
Fresh Rocket will make sure that your old phone is responsibly recycled through the PlantMyPhone program. The process ensures that hazardous chemicals like cadmium, lead and mercury don’t wind up in our landfills … and then into our soil and the water we drink and air we breathe. Proceeds from the recycled materials are then used to support the United Nations Environment Programme “Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign.”
Planting Trees Helps Our Planet Fight Climate Change
On average, each tree planted in the humid tropics absorbs 50 pounds of carbon dioxide every year for at least 40 years, amounting to one ton over the course of the tree’s lifetime.
Tree cover also reflects solar radiation back into space and facilitates the evaporation of water into the atmosphere, increasing cloud formation. (Clouds help cool the planet by reflecting incoming solar radiation.)
How PlantMyPhone Trees Are Planted
Award-winning nonprofit organizations specializing in agroforestry projects—which restore depleted lands and boost the agricultural productivity and incomes of indigenous peoples in some of the poorest parts of the world—plant the actual trees.
PlantMyPhone trees are planted in 12 tropical countries: Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Burundi, Senegal, Zambia, India, Philippines and Haiti. Species include Cocoa, Coffee, Banana, Orange, Cedar, Teak, Mahogany, Oak, Acacia, Eucalyptus, Laurel and Leucaena. Academic research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory shows that trees planted in tropical zones are most effective in mitigating climate change.
Do a good deed, get a chance to win $1,000!
How many trees is your old phone worth? It varies on the phone, but a typical Motorola Razr equals EIGHT trees planted! Every phone that is processed through PlantMyPhone is entered in a drawing for a $1,000 sweepstakes. Every month (or every 10,000 phones recycled) one $1,000 winner will be randomly selected.
Email us today and get a free pre-paid mailer to recycle your old phone.
PlantMyPhone Coconut seedlings ready for planting in Toledo, Belize through the U.N. Environment Programme Billion Trees Campaign.