Save gorillas —
E-cycling for your cause
Many of us have one or more old handheld
electronics and cell phones stuck in drawers or
closets just waiting for a place to go.
The Louisville Zoo works with Eco-Cell, a local
company, to recycle your cellphones and other
handheld electronics. By recycling your phone,
you reduce the need for coltan, the metal used in
smartphone circuit boards. Coltan mining in the
Democratic Republic of Congo has caused a 90
percent reduction in gorilla populations within
the last five years.
In exchange for items collected at the Zoo, EcoCell donates funds to the Zoo. You can donate
your items in the special containers on the Zoo’s
Main Plaza. Items we can accept include cell
phones, smart phones, accessories, iPods, iPads,
tablets and mp3 players.
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