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Save the world and save lives

Submitted by on Thursday, 25 February 2010 Loading Add to favourites  No Comment

lifestrawI love campaigns and organisations that combine saving the planet with helping people.

The LifeCell Project, is a not-for-profit organisation, who recycle old mobile phones and use the profits to buy Lifestraws Personal Water Filters for people in need.

E-Waste is a huge problem which causes landfill issues and leaches toxic chemicals and heavy metals such as arsenic, cadmium and lead into the environment. By helping keep cell phones out of the landfill, Lifecell is turning rubbish into a resource and then into money for humanitarian purposes.

While we throw away over 100 million old mobile phones every year, one in six people in the world do not have access to clean water. Every day, 6,000 people die from ingesting dirty water, which accounts for over 2 million deaths per year. LifeCell is helping to solve these two issues with their recycling programme.

Lifestraw Personal water filters are portable and can be carried around for easy access to safe and clean drinking water.  They filter a minimum of 700 litres of water, and remove over 98% of waterborne bacteria and viruses.

It’s easy to donate your old phone – simply fill in their donate form and LifeCell will send you a prepaid mailing label.

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