Public Consultations for the “Recycle My Cell” Stewardship Plan in BC

VANCOUVER, BC – August 13, 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 in-person public consultations in Victoria and Vancouver, as well as two additional consultations via Teleconference/WebEx:

Victoria
August 17, 5pm-7pm (PDT)
Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour
Pacific A Room
728 Humboldt Street, Victoria

Vancouver
August 18, 5pm-7pm (PDT)
Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside
Singapore Room
1133 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Teleconference/WebEx
August 19, 5pm-7pm (PDT)
Online registration opens at 4.30pm: https://cwta.webex.com/cwta/j.php
?ED=491902&RG=1&UID=2004257

Teleconference/WebEx
August 20, 5pm-7pm (PDT)
Online registration opens at 4.30pm: https://cwta.webex.com/cwta/j.php
?ED=491642&RG=1&UID=2004752

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 and media are encouraged to confirm their attendance at any of the four 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)

Media information:

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