FCM Partners with Toronto Zoo to Recycle Cell Phones for Phone Apes Program – June 13, 2011

FCM is proud to announce a recent partnership with the Toronto Zoo and their award winning cell phone recycling program; Phone Apes

CFN – This program highlights the leadership role that both the Toronto Zoo and FCM take to protect environmental sustainability. Through this program, they strive to raise awareness about the effects of cell phone manufacturing on wildlife habitats.


By recycling end of life cell phones, pagers, BlackBerrys and other electronic devices we are able to decrease demand for the raw materials needed to produce new devices. Less demand for new materials reduces the need to expand mines, and helps to preserve the serenity and safety of our wildlife gorillas.


The proceeds from the Phone Apes program go towards helping lowland gorillas in these affected habitats. In 2011, all money raised will be donated to the “Goualougo Triangle Ape Project: Securing the Future of Gorillas and Chimpanzees in a Changing Landscape”, a project endorsed by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).


About Phone Apes

The Toronto Zoo provides 100% landfill free cell phone recycling services to individual schools, community groups, corporate environments and many other partners across Ontario.

The Toronto Zoo has provided cell phone recycling services since 2006. The program was awarded top honors among North American zoos, aquaria and wildlife organizations in 2007 and 2009. The Toronto Zoo remains the most trusted cell phone recycler in the Greater Toronto Area & throughout Ontario.

To learn more about the Phone Apes program please go to http://torontozoo.com/conservation/PhoneApes.asp

About FCM Recycling

FCM Recycling is one of North America’s leaders in the recycling and safe disposal of end-of-life electronic equipment.  We dispose of EOLEs with no impact to the environment and the highest level of data protection. We boast major processing facilities with state-of-the-art equipment, government certifications, over 18 years experience, and knowledgeable, dedicated personnel.

One of our key objectives was to become a pioneer in e-waste environmental services. We have achieved that objective. Today we strive to maintain our position as industry leader by continuously improving our processes and using the best practices available to us and the recycling industry.

EOLES received at any of FCM’s various state-of-the-art recycling facilities, are broken down into various recyclable components such as copper, aluminum, plastics, glass etc.  Equipment is fully destroyed, ensuring that no data becomes exposed to pilfering, with Certificates of Destruction issued on request.

For more information about FCM Recycling please visit www.fcmrecycling.com

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