With Mobile Technology, Every Day Can Be Earth Day

Apps offer simple, sustainable ways to cultivate greener days all year long

Apr 18, 2013, 11:00 ET from Personal Communications Devices

HAUPPAGE, N.Y., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Every April 22, people across the globe turn their attention to the environment.  For 24 hours we all become acutely aware of our planet and its eco-structure.  Then most of us go about our lives again.

Personal Communications Devices (PCD) believes Earth Day should be celebrated every day and that mobile phones, when used and disposed of properly, can help make for a greener world.   An easy way to observe Earth Day 365 days a year is to take advantage of easily accessible recycling programs or the various green apps technology companies have developed.

"The wireless industry has so many green initiatives that it is incredibly easy for anyone with a smartphone to be mindful of the environment on a daily basis," said George Appling, President and CEO of PCD.  "Today's wireless devices provide the most up-to-date information anytime, anywhere, making personal stewardship of our planet a convenient and seamless part of everyday life."

Not only is being green responsible, it can also be fun! Check out these 5 easy, free and eco-friendly apps that are available on both iPhone and Android devices:

Good Guide: Rating more than 170,000 products sold in the US, this app features a bar code scanner to check an item's environmental impact before purchase. It also reveals whether products are safe, healthy, and socially responsible.
Light Bulb Finder: Easily switch from conventional to energy saving light bulbs with Light Bulb Finder, an app that helps users compare costs and environmental impact of different light bulbs, and locates the nearest point of purchase.
iRecycle: This go green app uses the smartphone GPS to provide users with all nearby recycling locations, including sites accepting the more difficult-to-recycle items such as cell phones, printers, paint, batteries and more.
National Green Pages: This app is a local directory listing thousands of businesses – including those within a 2- to 10-mile radius – that have made firm commitments to "sustainable and socially just principles," including the support of sweatshop-free labor, organic farms, fair trade and cruelty-free products.
EcoTips: This helpful app allows users to download widgets that supply recycling tips for a more eco-friendly lifestyle.  

And once you are ready to upgrade your phone, think green and DON'T THROW IT AWAY!  Check with your wireless service provider for the best way to recycle your phone.

Whether you are a greenie, eco-friendly, or just want to do your part for the environment, mobile technology makes taking care of Mother Earth fun and easy, this Earth Day, and every day.

About PCD
Built on a legacy of service and innovation, PCD www.pcdphones.com is committed to bringing you the wireless world. A global gateway for its technology partners throughout the Americas, PCD provides both carriers and manufacturers a rich array of product life cycle management services that includes planning & development; inventory; technical testing; quality control; forward & reverse logistics; sell-in & sell-thru, marketing & warranty support; and an extensive portfolio of high-quality and versatile wireless devices. PCD is based in Hauppauge, New York, and maintains operations facilities in Brea, California.

SOURCE Personal Communications Devices