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Recycling world record for AT&T

United States – US-based multi-national telecommunications corporation AT&T has claimed a new Guinness World Record for recycling wireless devices. Its customers recycled 50 942 mobile phones in a single week in September, thus diverting 11.363 tonnes from landfill.

Customers in Texas recycled over 12% of the phones, or 5879 devices, with California a close second on 4916 units. According to AT&T, the retailer with the highest independent score is located in Virginia, with a total of 108 devices donated in the seven-day time-frame.

AT&T Mobility Senior Vice President Jeff Bradley states: ‘€˜We know that there are millions of wireless devices in people’€™s homes that are not being recycled, so it is our goal that one day all wireless customers will trade in or recycle their wireless devices when they buy new ones.’€™

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