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Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009
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Lawyers Eco-Challenge cell phone recycling program launched

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The Massachusetts Bar Association's Eco-Challenge has kicked off its second year of initiatives and is now offering cell phone recycling in conjunction with Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine program. Cell phones, batteries and accessories (both working and broken) no longer in use, from all service providers, will be accepted at one of the following three collection boxes:

  • Verizon LogoMBA headquarters, 20 West St., Boston; 
  • MBA Western Massachusetts office, 73 State St., Springfield; and
  • CLF’s Massachusetts headquarters, 62 Summer St., Boston.

The cell phone recycling program is the first 2009 initiative of the highly successful MBA Lawyers Eco-Challenge, which was launched in September 2008 with the Conservation Law Foundation. Other initiatives will be announced later this year. 

NOTE: There have been reports about cell phone collection companies failing to remove personal information from old phones. The company collecting phones for the Eco-Challenge, ReCellular, is committed to removing all personal data and has recycled more than 5 million phones. As an added precaution, it is recommended to consult your user manual or search for directions for a "hard reset" for your phone’s make and model online to clear the information yourself.

Nearly 100 firms, attorneys or organizations have signed the MBA Lawyers Environmental Pledge to join the Eco-Challenge. If you have not yet already, we urge you to join by clicking here.

This spring, the MBA and CLF will once again honor Pledge Partners and Signature Signers. Click here to nominate an Eco-Challenge participant.


Sign the MBA Lawyers Environmental Pledge to participate in the MBA Lawyers Eco-Challenge. By signing the pledge, lawyers agree to do their best to adhere to the MBA Green Guidelines   

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