Recycle Your Old Cell Phones to Save the Gorillas!

Posted on April 2, 2018 by Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson

It’s time for spring cleaning! We’re excited to officially be partnering with ECO-CELL, a company which reimburses organizations for collecting useful handheld electronics, batteries, and accessories and keeps them out of landfills. This helps reduce the demand for Coltan, an ore used in phones and other electronic devices. Coltan is mined primarily in the Republic of the Congo, where habitat critical for the survival of endangered species, including the eastern lowland gorilla, is being destroyed.

Bring your used handheld electronics (cell phones, MP3 players, handheld games, e-readers, digital still and video cameras, laptops, GPS, portable hard drive, etc.) to Woodland Park Zoo for recycling. Receptacle boxes are available for collection of items at both the South and West zoo entrances, and the volunteer office. We’re also happy to announce that our Litigation Practice Group is helping to save gorillas too! For every device that is turned in, Lasher will donate $1 towards gorilla conservation in 2018. Woodland Park Zoo will use funds from the ECO-CELL and from the Lasher law firm to support the Mbeli Bai Gorilla Project and other great ape conservation programs.