Gadget recycling

ECO-CELL was founded in 2003, or as we saw it "the year of the Nokia 8310". That is when we learned about the connection between gorillas and cell phones at the Louisville Zoo. Nearly 1 MILLION cell phones later we are still at it. In short we are small, family owned and operated business in Louisville Kentucky that is 100% focused on the environment. Some days we win, some days we lose but regardless we try and keep it real. ​STRICTLY NO-LANDFILL We reuse first and then recycle because It takes a TON of energy and resources to create an electronic device. Plus its best for the environment if we use it until it is obsolete. Once a device is determined to be "end of life" we recycle it properly with certified smelting and reclamation firms AKA "The Downstream". ACCESSIBLE Holla if you want straight talk 502.565.7829 or email [email protected]. We would LOVE to hear from you about any aspect of the program or just to chat. ​FLEXIBLE One size does not fit all in this business. If you have an idea about the program and wish to engage us in an unconventional way we look forward to hearing how.

Mission: It's absurd that the planet & its creatures must suffer for us to enjoy handheld technology. That's why we focus on the issues surrounding gadgets AND offer consumers a way to join in the solution by recycling them.

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Gorillas on the Line … Answer the Call!

Louisville Zoo on board with GotL 2020 ❤️ Dates: February 1 – April 30, 2020 The Louisville Zoo and The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International are working together with Eco-Cell to recycle cell phones, help the environment, and raise money…

Answer the Call – Gorillas are on the Line

Detroit Zoo all in on Gorillas on the Line 2020. The goal is to recycle 20,000 cell phones and engage 200,000 people! Did you know just one simple action could help save a species? Lessen the impact on prime gorilla habitats by recycling your old cell phone. Yes, the cell phone that is currently in your junk drawe…

❤️@okczoo and all it does to protect our buds the gorillas

Think green! Gorillas are on the line. The OKC Zoo's Gorillas on the Line Cellphone Challenge is back. Recycle your old cellphones to save gorilla habitats. Now through April 30, guests who donate a device will receive two admission tickets to the Zoo!

As a result of mining for coltan, a component found in mobile devices, critical habitat has been destroyed and gorillas have been displaced or even killed by poachers. Recycling old cellphones helps reduce the demand for coltan and protects gorilla habitat in Africa.

The OKC Zoo and The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International are working together with ECO-CELL to recycle cellphones, help the environment and raise money for gorilla conservation.

Donations are accepted at the Zoo's Guest Services office. For more information, go to

📷: Andrea Johnson

Utah's Hogle Zoo

❤️ Utah's Hogle Zoo. Thanks for all you do to protect and conserve the gorilla! Gorillas on the Line 2020 is taking off!

Clean out your junk drawer, help gorillas and receive a $2 discount through April! Here’s how!

Gorillas on the Line is off and running at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden!

🦍Gorillas are on the line! Will you answer the call?

Bring your unwanted phones to Riverbanks to recycle 📱♻️

We are working together with ECO-CELL to recycle cell phones, help the environment, and raise funds for gorilla conservation.

We'll accept ANY kind of cell phone - yep even the big, heavy ones you can't even fit in your pocket now. For each cell phone received, a donation will be made to save gorillas in the wild!

Drop your cell phones off at Guest Relations or at the collection bin inside Gorilla Base Camp.

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! Vulcan Materials Company Thank you!

Phone recycling helps gorillas. We partner with the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens and ECO-CELL, collecting old mobile phones and other electronics for recycling. This helps decrease demand for coltan, which is mined in Africa and wreaks havoc on gorillas and other animals. Learn more:
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Much love to LBAC Travel for get involved with gorilla conservation!

It’s #wildlifewednesday, and if you’re like us and love #KilimanjaroSafaris at Walt Disney World, you’ve probably heard your driver mention the dangers of poachers hunting for Coltan, a material found in our phones and tablets. Let’s do our part today and save the wildlife by donating our old tablets and phones to Disney’s preferred organization, GRACE, (Gorilla rehabilitation and conservation education). Just Email [email protected] for your FREE shipping label to send back all your electronics! In the email be sure to say you want your recyclable donation to support Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education Center and thank you ECO-CELL for making a difference! 🌍💙 🦍 #lbactravel #takethetrip

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Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education Center


Start the #NewYear more #sustainably by setting up your #recycled #cellphone drive --

Grab a discarded box, put one of our photos on the outside, and place it in your home, office, or school.

Once you've collected some phones, Eco-Cell will send you a prepaid shipping label.

It's that easy! Message us if you have any questions and save the #gorillas one phone at a time

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Gorillas in the Line is going to be wild in 2020!

Did you get a new phone this holiday season? Consider giving a gift to gorillas — it’s as simple as recycling your old phone at the Zoo! 🦍 🎁 ♻️

Recycling your phone reduces the need for coltan mining, and in turn, the destruction of endangered lowland gorillas' habitat. Learn more about our partnership with ECO-CELL:

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Dedo de chimpancé y dedo humano. Idénticos en prácticamente todos los aspectos.
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Good news in Gorilla World! The conservation effort has been unbelievable and hats off to all involved. Once on the brink of extinction, mountain gorillas continue to grow in number. Today, the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration, a coalition of governments, non-profits and conservationists, announced the final results of a census of a population of mountain gorillas living in Uganda’s Bwind...


Be a #GorillaHero in your home, your school, or your office!

Everyone has an old phone they're not sure what to do with -- and you can use it to help #GRACE

Download this image and attach it to any box and encourage your friends, families, and colleagues to deposit their used unwanted #cellphones or #tablets --

Once your box is full, ECO-CELL will send you a prepaid shipping label and those phones will be #recycled

#DRCongo, the only home to #GrauersGorillas, is home to an estimated $24 TRILLION dollars in wealth from minerals like those in your electronic devices. The #mining rush fuels rebel activity and threatens the #gorillas and all #wildlife living in proximity to mines

You can #help by working to make your old phones support the #GRACEgorillas

This is such a great program. Amazing how many people responded last year.

The 2020 Gorillas on the Line campaign will be kicking off in February, but why not start now?!

With the holidays approaching, many people will be getting new cell phones and other electronics. If you or any of your family/friends have any old electronics, especially cell phones, consider donating/recycling them at your zoo to help save gorillas!

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As the holidays approach, lots of us will receive new smartphones. Did you know that coltan, the mineral that makes your phone vibrate, is mined from critical gorilla habitats? The Zoo works with a company called Eco-Cell to recycle cell phones and help protect precious gorilla habitats. You can help too by dropping off your old cell phone at the Zoo. We have a box on our front plaza where you can donate.

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Santa Barbara Zoo

❤️Santa Barbara Zoo!

Don't be distracted by Bangori's boop-able nose – his wild counterparts face serious challenges out in the wild. One of the threats to gorilla habitat is the mining of coltan - a mineral found in many electronics. You can help protect these forests by recycling your electronics! Drop off your old cell phones in the Zoo's green ECO-CELL bin, or learn more about it at our free event this Saturday: "Your Zoo, Your Planet."

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lil bit about us on Spectrum News A win-win business model for Louisville company Eco-Cell.

Baby Mountain Gorillas in Uganda

Great footage

This is a short video of mountain gorilla babies trying to walk, falling, tumbling, practicing chest beats and pestering their mothers and older siblings, wh...

Items we accept: Cell phones, Smartphones, ipods, ipads, tablets, adapters, chargers, MP3 players, handheld gaming systems and the accessories that come with them

(Oh-and foundation sticks?)....

One single Lithium battery from a cellphone can contaminate 60,000 liters of water!

❤️ this effort As you know did our research and worked on educating the public at events, spoke at council and board meetings in our city, met with legislators and government


❤️@HogleZoo and all they do for conservation of species. They support many conservation projects underway around the world. Check it out:

We want to celebrate World Gorilla Day with you tomorrow, Sunday Sept. 29th! As part of the fun, come check out a special keeper talk at 10:30a outside near the great apes viewing area. (Weather dependent. Inside if raining.)

Also anyone who brings in an old cell phone for us to recycle will get $5 off admission. One day offer only!

How does recycling a cell phone help save gorilla habitats? You'll find that out and more during our keeper talk, or you can check out our partners ECO-CELL at for more information!


World Gorilla Day | Dian Fossey

Happy World Gorilla Day 2019!! These animals mean so much to us. Click the link to learn what you can do to conserve them or visit We are partnered with many fantastic gorilla conservation orgs including @gracegorillas, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Houston Zoo, Dallas Zoo, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International and more! Why World Gorilla Day? World Gorilla Day creates the opportunity for people all over the world to come together in celebrating the gorilla, and more importantly, taking action to protect gorillas in the wild. 2017 was the inaugural year for World Gorilla Day and it also marked the fiftieth anniversa...


Did you know that recycling cell phones can help save gorillas in the wild?

Coltan is a mineral ore used in the production of small electronics, but mining for this destroys the habitats of critically-endangered gorillas and other wildlife. Coltan is found in great quantity in the Congo, and the U.N. has reported that in the past five years the eastern lowland gorilla population in the Congo has declined 90%. Recycling your cell phones with ECO-CELL helps save these animals by reducing the demand for Coltan and providing funds for conservation!

With Gorilla Week at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens next week, we're offering ‼️$5 off General Admission‼️ for each cell phone recycled on-site. Members can buy a $5 Total Experience Band. Only one cell phone will be accepted per person, per day, and this offer is not valid with any other discount or promotion.

Learn more at

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ECO-CELL was founded in 2003, or as we saw it "the year of the Nokia 8310". That is when we learned about the connection between gorillas and cell phones at the Louisville Zoo. Nearly 1 MILLION cell phones later we are still at it. In short we are small, family owned and operated business in Louisville Kentucky that is 100% focused on the environment. Some days we win, some days we lose but regardless we try and keep it real.

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