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Go Green With Verizon Wireless And Make A Difference This Earth Day In Nevada

Phone Recycling is Easy With the HopeLine® Program

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April 19, 2009

Jenny Weaver

Las Vegas, NV — Southern Nevadans can help preserve the Earth’s resources and support victims of domestic violence this Earth Day – and every day – by recycling their no-longer-used wireless phones, batteries and accessories through Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine phone recycling and refurbishing program.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), recycling 1 million phones saves enough energy to power 185 U.S. households with electricity for one year, so every phone donated makes a difference.

Recycle old phones at special collection with Go Wireless
Go Wireless, a premium retailer for Verizon Wireless, will hold a special Earth Day HopeLine phone recycling drive April 22-26 at 9875 South Eastern Avenue in Las Vegas. Wireless phones and equipment can also be donated to the HopeLine program year-round at any Verizon Wireless Communications Store in Southern Nevada and across the country.

Other ways to be “green”
In addition to recycling an old wireless phone, mobile users in Nevada can also make a difference this Earth Day by “going green” with some simple steps that will help conserve the Earth’s resources, including:

  • Use a power strip for your wireless phone or PDA chargers, and then make sure to switch it off when everything has been charged so you don’t use “phantom” energy.
  • Improve battery life and reduce the need for charging by changing the settings of your wireless phone or PDA's backlighting.
  • Save paper by signing up for Verizon Wireless’ paperless Green Bill and eliminate the monthly bill in your mailbox. Register at
  • Save gas and commuting costs by using VZ Navigator(SM) or use Mobile Broadband service to create a mobile office on-the-go.

    About HopeLine
    HopeLine accepts wireless phones and accessories in any condition from any manufacturer for reuse and recycling. All phones donated to HopeLine that can be refurbished are sold for reuse and those that are not salvageable are recycled in an environmentally sound way under a zero landfill policy.

    Proceeds from HopeLine are used to provide wireless phones to survivors of domestic violence who are rebuilding their lives or cash grants to local shelters and non-profit organizations that focus on domestic violence prevention and awareness.

    For additional information about HopeLine, visit  

    About Verizon Wireless
    Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and data network, serving more than 80 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit 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  

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