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The Pulse of ITAD: Recycled Cell Phones Help Save Gorilla Habitat
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The Pulse of ITAD: Recycled Cell Phones Help Save Gorilla Habitat

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The Calgary Zoo has six western lowland gorillas but their native habitat is in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where a mineral called coltan is hand-mined that is used in some cell phone parts.

The Calgary Zoo has six western lowland gorillas but their native habitat is in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where a mineral called coltan is hand-mined that is used in some cell phone parts. The mining of coltan is reducing gorilla habitat. In response. Calgary’s zoo has partnered with zoos and aquariums in Canada and the U.S. in a cell phone and small electronic recycling program called ‘Gorillas on the Line’. It ran from February to September, with Calgarians dropping off 23% of the total phones collected in all of North America. Recycled phones and small electronics go to Quantum Lifecycle Partners (which is also an IRM ITAD vendor in Canada), who work closely with the Calgary and Toronto zoos.

You can read more about this story here: https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/recycled-cell-phones-help-save-gorilla-habitat-1.5196602

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