Recycle Your Electronics to Benefit JGI

You can support the mission of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and protect the environment at the same time by participating in our electronics recycling program. Many important minerals — especially in mobile devices — are extracted from the very same places that chimpanzees, other great apes and people call home.

With the abundance of electronics in our lives these days so many end up in our waste stream without being properly disposed of — or better yet — recycled. Doing so removes those electronics from the waste stream, and also reduces the demand for extraction of resources from the habitats that many species, especially chimpanzees, other great apes, and human beings call home. 

Getting Started

JGI collaborates with ECO-CELL for our electronics recycling program. Your can either simply recycle the electronics that you have at home, or you can set up a more extensive program to collect phones in your local community. You can even request a special JGI branded collection box that ECO-CELL will provide to you.

Download Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots Getting Started Guide. 

  1. Simply visit Eco-Cell's registration form, enter your information and write "the Jane Goodall Institute-USA" in the box labeled, "Make checks payable to."

    When you register you can request a free JGI-branded collection box if you think it would be useful. Then use can use the box to ship the items to ECO-CELL. Just make note of your interest in the collection box in the "Message" field of the registration form.

  2. After you register, and you have collected your first batch of electronics request a free shipping label from ECO-CELL to send your first shipment. 
  3. When ECO-CELL receives your shipment they will process your electronics and route the funds earned from the electronics you provided to JGI.

Currently Eco-Cell collects:

  • Cell phones
  • Cell phone accessories
  • Digital cameras
  • iPods and MP3 players
  • Handheld game systems
  • GPS handheld units
  • Laptops
  • E-readers
  • Portable hard drives
Need help getting started? Check out ECO-CELL's campaign resources and link library for helpful tools and guides.

Why did we choose ECO-CELL?

Electronic recycling is a complicated industry and only a company with the right motivations and practices could align with JGI's mission to protect chimpanzees, and all great apes, as well as the environment we share. ECO-CELL was started because the owners learned about the threatened status of great apes, including chimpanzees and wanted to start a business that would help conservation efforts. ECO-CELL guarantees payment for all electronics they receive, and they also gurantee that anything which they cannot recycle, will not end up in a landfill somewhere. All of the electronics they received are properly disposed of, and in a way that is consistent with ECO-CELL's desire to protect the environment.

Other Questions?

Visit Eco-Cell's frequently asked questions. 


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