Kyocera's new phone recycling program, 'Take Back', will take old phones and turn them into long-distance calling time for deployed soldiers.


A new partnership between Kyocera and SecondWave Recycling will turn your old cellphone into paid calling time for deployed soldiers. Kyocera's 'Take Back' recycling program will accept phones in any condition, working or not. For every four phones recycled, Kycoera will donate $1 to Cell Phones for Soldiers, who provides free long-distance calling cards for soldiers.

"At Kyocera, sustainability has long been a part of how we think and work, and our hope is that this 'Take Back' program helps establish a widespread commitment to responsible e-waste recycling," said Eric Anderson, senior vice president and general manager of global sales and marketing at Kyocera Communications. "By partnering with SecondWave Recycling, Kyocera is able to take action to protect our planet while also raising funds to keep our veterans and active-duty military connected to their families through the fantastic nonprofit Cell Phones For Soldiers."

Taking part in the recycling program is free and easy. Shipping labels can be printed from your computer, and if you are in need of a shipping container for the devices Kyocera will even provide that. If you have any old phones laying around, this is a great way to get rid of some clutter while doing good for someone else.

Source: Kyocera; Via: PhoneScoop