Winners of the 4th Annual Recycle My Cell Student Challenge Announced
OTTAWA, Feb. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Recycle My Cell, Canada's national recycling program for mobile phones and accessories,
announced today the winners of the fourth annual Recycle My Cell Student Challenge. In collaboration with the 2013 Waste Reduction Week in Canada, the Challenge invited students from kindergarten to post-secondary to
collect as many old wireless devices as possible, including cell
phones, smartphones, wireless PDAs, pagers, accessories and cell phone
More than 140 Canadian schools from across the country participated in
the 2013 edition of the Challenge, which was held from October 21 to
November 22. The schools collected more than 3,500 wireless devices
along with some 200 kilograms of wireless accessories and batteries.
The school that collected the most wireless devices in each
participating province and territory, based on student population, will
receive a $500 donation to support the school's green initiatives.
"Every year, hundreds of Canadian students show their commitment to the
environment through the Recycle My Cell Student Challenge," said
Bernard Lord, President & CEO of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA). "Understanding how a little effort today goes a long way to
protect the environment for future generations is an important example
for all Canadians, and we should applaud the vision and leadership of
"The partnership between Waste Reduction Week in Canada and Recycle My
Cell grows awareness about the importance of waste reduction and
recycling. The results of the Challenge demonstrate how individual
efforts, measured collectively, have a significant impact on our
environment," said Jo-Anne St. Godard, Executive Director of the
Recycling Council of Ontario. "More than 180,000 students participated
in the 2013 Recycle My Cell Student Challenge - our best year ever! We
look forward to what 2014 will bring."
The winning schools in the 2013 Recycle My Cell Student Challenge are:
Alice Jamieson Girls' Academy, Calgary, Alberta
Birchwood Intermediate School, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Donald Fraser Memorial School, Plaster Rock, New Brunswick
École Saint-Benoît, Montreal, Quebec
Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador
Kimberley Independent School, Kimberley, British Columbia
Long Island Academy, Beaumont, Newfoundland and Labrador
Marysville Public School, Wolfe Island, Ontario
Princess Alexandra School, Hay River, Northwest Territories
St. Alphonsus Catholic School, Yorkton, Saskatchewan
Sun Valley School, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Takhini Elementary School, Whitehorse, Yukon
West Hants Education Centre, Windsor, Nova Scotia
Recycle My Cell thanks all of the schools that participated in the 2013
Challenge. For information about future Challenges, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in hosting a year-round Recycle My Cell
collection site in your community, please visit http://www.recyclemycell.ca/host-a-drop-off-location.
Recycle My Cell is made possible with participation from: Bell,
BlackBerry, Eastlink, GEEP Inc., GREENTEC, LG Electronics Canada, Inc.,
Lynx Mobility, MTS, Nokia, ProMobility, Rogers Communications, Samsung
Electronics Canada Inc., SaskTel, Sims Recycling Solutions, Sony of
Canada, TBayTel, TELUS, Videotron and Virgin Mobile Canada.
About Recycle My Cell
Recycle My Cell is Canada's national recycling program for mobile phones and
accessories. The bilingual Web site - www.RecycleMyCell.ca and www.recyclemoncell.ca - allows consumers to simply enter their postal code to locate the 10
drop-off locations closest to them where their devices will be
accepted, regardless of brand or condition. The free program is run by
the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), in conjunction with cell phone carriers, handset manufacturers
and approved processors, who have come together to raise awareness
about the importance of cell phone recycling.
About Waste Reduction Week in Canada
Waste Reduction Week (WRW) in Canada was developed in 2001 by a
coalition of 13 recycling councils and sister organizations from across
Canada and is delivered each October by the same group. The program's
goal is to inform Canadians about the environmental and social
ramifications of wasteful practices. WRW uses its "take action"
messaging to empower all Canadians to adopt more environmentally
conscious choices. Waste Reduction Week provides Canadians with
information and ideas to reduce waste in all facets of daily living,
creating solutions to the many environmental challenges we face. Learn
more at www.wrwcanada.com.
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SOURCE: Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association
For further information:
Media information and interview opportunities:
Ashlee Smith, CWTA
613-233-4888 ext. 227