When people get tired of having a Blackberry, their first instinct may be to throw it in the trash. But Chris Busch of the Chemical Control Centre argues that's bad for the environment—so he's encouraging members of the campus community to recycle them instead.
The centre has expanded its battery recycling program to accept cell phones, and has posted stickers on receptacles located across campus saying so. People can recycle their phone and their batteries regardless of size, age, make or model by placing them in the receptacles or dropping them off at the centre, located in the basement of Essex Hall.
Busch asks that individuals refrain from sending cell phones through the inter-office mail battery recycling process. Find more information, including a list of all receptacle locations, at www.uwindsor.ca/battery