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November 04, 2011

'e-Cycle for Juvenile Diabetes' Campaign Launched by e-Cycle

An “e-Cycle for Juvenile Diabetes” campaign is being launched by e-Cycle LLC in order to create wareness for two causes, including America Recycles Day and American Diabetes Month. For every mobile phone sold or recycled from November 14 – 23, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or JDRF will receive $1 from e-Cycle. e-Cycle is a wireless mobile buyback and recycling company.

According to e-Cycle’s CEO Chris Irion, organizations will be encouraged to recycle their used mobile devices responsibly in November with this campaign. A critical fund dedicated to finding a cure for the debilitating disease will be also supported with this campaign.

In a release, Irion said, “As a father with a child suffering with Childhood Diabetes, I know firsthand the difficult challenges that families face in fighting a deadly and life-changing disease, while also trying to maintain a normal and healthy family life.”

According to Irion, three principals have been used in founding e-Cycle. These included a love of technology, environmental protection, and charitable giving. All three of the organization’s passions will be touched by the ‘e-Cycle for Juvenile Diabetes’ promotion. Irion hoped businesses will join e-Cycle in this cause.

Used mobile devices need to be collected by businesses and organizations. Pre-paid FedEx shipping labels provided by e-Cycle can be used to mail these devices back to e-Cycle. The label can be requested by filling out a form available at the “Contact Us” link on e-Cycle website.

Any devices that are reusable and still have market value will be purchased by e-Cycle. All other phones and accessories will be recycled at no-charge. Companies sending the phones can send the money received from reused phones directly to the JDRF as charity. Alternatively, they can request for a check to be written back to them.

From November 14 - 23, 2011, for every mobile phone received, e-Cycle will donate $1 to the charity. An EPA-registered metals refinery will receive all mobile devices and accessories that cannot be reused after they are shredded on site. Precious metals will be reclaimed at the refinery for reuse in the production of new products.

Carolyn John is a Contributor to HealthTechZone. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Stefanie Mosca

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