Electronic waste in our landfills—specifically unwanted cell phones—contains significant quantities of toxic materials that take thousands of years to degrade.
PEOPLE WITHOUT ACCESS TO 911
Hundreds of thousands of people in this country are electronically isolated from readily available emergency services. Without owning or having access to a cell phone, they have no convenient way to dial 911.
EACH PROBLEM SOLVES THE OTHER
BY LAW, cell phones sold in the United States must be capable of accessing 911 services regardless of their status relative to a carrier. All users of cell phones pay a monthly fee to support this service. If you have an old cell phone that you got from a carrier you no longer have a relationship with, you can still call 911 with that phone.