MEDIA ADVISORY – Public Consultations for the “Recycle My Cell” Stewardship Plan in Ontario (en anglais seulement)

TORONTO – December 10, 2009 – Canada’s wireless telecommunications industry, under the auspices of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), has developed Recycle My Cell, a national cellular phone recycling program. The no-cost-to-consumers program accepts mobile devices that were primarily designed to connect to cellular or paging networks, regardless of brand, model, origin or age. These devices include: cellular phones, wireless smartphones, cellular PDAs, pagers, and air cards, as well as accessories.

CWTA is inviting public comment on its Recycle My Cell Stewardship Plan, and will host two public consultations:

Toronto
December 14, 2pm-4pm
Sheraton Centre Toronto
Wentworth Room
123 Queen Street West

Teleconference/WebEx
December 15, 9am-11am
Online registration opens at 8.30am: https://cwta.webex.com/cwta/
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The CWTA Stewardship Plan is available at: http://www.cwta.ca/CWTASite/english/provincial.html. In addition, the Recycle My Cell Web site is available to consumers nationally at:http://www.recyclemycell.ca.

Members of the public are encouraged to confirm their attendance at any of the public consultations as soon as possible. Please RSVP to info@recyclemycell.ca. Written submissions on the Recycle My Cell program will also be accepted.

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Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA)
CWTA is the authority on wireless issues, developments and trends in Canada. It represents cellular, PCS, messaging, mobile radio, fixed wireless and mobile satellite carriers as well as companies that develop and produce products and services for the industry. (www.cwta.ca)
For more information:

Media information:
Marc Choma, CWTA
613-233-4888 ext. 207
mchoma@cwta.ca