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Recycle to Fight Breast Cancer and Protect the Environment!

It's just like recycling aluminum cans or bottles. Every year, hundreds of millions of cell phones, toner and inkjet cartridges are thrown into our nation’s landfills. In addition to putting toxic chemicals into our earth, these phones and cartridges take up valuable space and waste priceless resources.


According to the national environmental research organization INFORM, electronic waste items such as cell phones are laden with hazardous substances called persistent bioaccumulative and toxic chemicals (PBTs). These chemicals include arsenic, antimony, beryllium, cadmium, copper, lead, nickel and zinc. In the trash these chemicals escape into the air, land and water and accumulate in the fatty tissues of animals and humans. If released in our landfills, these materials could contaminate surrounding soil and groundwater. PBTs are thought to cause damage to the nervous system, reproductive and developmental problems as well as cancer.


Another danger is the brominated flame retardant which is applied to the exterior of cell phones and other electronics. When burned they form dioxins and furans, some of the deadliest PBTs. These items put toxic chemicals into the environment. Studies have shown that there are links between cancer and the chemicals in our environment.


It is the mission of this recycling program to prevent these items from entering our landfills.


Our Mission

We believe prevention is as important as a cure. More and more studies and information are showing links between the waste and chemicals in our environment and the causes of cancer.


Recycle for Breast Cancer is committed to reducing the incidence of environmentally caused breast cancer by keeping electronic waste from entering our landfills and environment.


RFBC provides a no-cost, national recycling program, so anyone, anywhere from any economic status can participate. Our mission is to prevent electronic waste and the toxic chemicals they contain from entering our landfills and the environment, to help protect the environment and support the fight against breast cancer. It is our belief by preventing these items from entering our environment by providing a recycling/reuse program we can make a difference and help reduce the incidence of environmentally caused cancer in our country.


How it works

Collect electronics such as; empty toner and inkjet cartridges, used cell phones, laptops and PDAs. Contact us for a prepaid shipping label or collection bag or box. Send in your items for recycling.


Everyone Can Participate

By making this small commitment everyone can make an impact on our environment and the lives of others.


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designed to support the fight against  breast cancer through the recycling of electronic waste.


Recycle for Breast Cancer (RFBC)

PO Box 2929

San Ramon, CA 94583