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CWG And Verizon Wireless Work Together To Encourage Cell Phone Collection In Support Of Earth Day

Visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store to Donate Old Phones to HopeLine®

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April 6, 2010

Debra Lewis
Debra.Lewis@VerizonWireless.com
908-559-7512

Michelle Garcia Melind
CWG, LLC
michellegarcia@hotmail.com
312-315-0206

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — In honor of Earth Day, CWG, LLC, the leading recycler of mobile devices serving the telecommunications industry, and Verizon Wireless are encouraging consumers to visit Verizon Wireless Communications Stores to recycle their phones with HopeLine®, Verizon Wireless’ long-running phone recycling and reuse program. Phones recycled through HopeLine benefit and support survivors of domestic violence.

“We are proud to work with Verizon Wireless year-round on its HopeLine program and wanted to remind people that it’s a great time to embrace the concept of reuse,” said Daniel McGuire, executive vice president of CWG. “We thought it fitting to celebrate by taking back throughout Mother Earth’s birthday month.”

CWG is a global repurposing source for mobile devices that maintains a strict zero-landfill policy. All donated phones are given a second life through repair, refurbishment or environmentally sound recycling. Recycled phones are salvaged down to the component level for all reusable materials such as precious metals, plastics and glass. These materials can then be recycled into things like magnets, stainless steel, car bumpers, park benches, jewelry, dental fillings and musical instruments.

For more information on Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine program, visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 91 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About CWG, LLC
CWG is a global repurposing source that provides environmentally sustainable reverse logistics to the carriers and manufacturers of wireless devices. The company specializes in repair, refurbishment, data erasure, reuse, resale, and safe disposal. To learn more, please visit www.cwg.com.

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