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Amal Bennett-Judge

Last week, I accidentally washed my cell phone with my dirty laundry. That put a damper on my day… but while I was trying to find out how to replace it I did discover some interesting, eco-friendly tips. Here are my top five…
 
    Recycle your old cell phone. With AT&T, the company encourages consumers to bring any unwanted phones, accessories and batteries to retail stores. This simple action helps decrease e-waste in landfills.
    Buy refurbished phones. This option is cheaper and comes with a warranty.  One can find a refurbished iPhone with renewed contracts at AT&T. If you are worried about inferior quality, these phones have passed a barrage of manufacturer tests.
    Unplug chargers after use. This simple action not only saves your battery but also saves you the time of having to recharge.
    Turn-off phones in non-service areas. This means movies, airplanes, and when you’re out in the boonies.
Buy sustainable skins for your phone. If you tend to mistreat phones as much as I do, you should consider a VERS durable covers. These bamboo covers are not only stylish but also sustainable. Furthermore, the company pledges to plant more trees for every tree used in the production of the cover.

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Have you ever looked at something and thought, "I know there must be a way to recyle or reuse this somehow….but how?"  Well this great british website has ideas on how to recyle, reuse, or repair everyday things like ladders, plastic salad containers, rubber boots, baby bottle nipples, etc.

Check out what you can reuse here

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