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The Mobile Phones

Recycling, the blue recycling bin, is possibly the worst environmental blow to hit Toronto Ė and maybe your city Ė in the past thirty years. ďItís not garbageĒ is a perpetual cry from the environmental side. In these pages I will bring you examples of WHY this ďBlue BinĒ mentality should be stopped. Sadly, Iíll be competing against an entrenched multi-million dollar program of indoctrination.

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Hereís the base unit of a 3-set, Panasonic.

Scooped out of the recycle bin, one base unit two satellite units, three power blocks.

Looks to me to be in ďnewĒ condition.

Why is it tossed out?

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Looks pretty good to me.

Now that itís installed, I **LOVE** the speaker-phone button. Great for when Iím put on hold.

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So what was wrong with it?

When I opened it up, I saw regular AAA batteries, not rechargeable. I put rechargeable batteries in, charged all three units overnight, and have been enjoying it ever since.

My theory: Mum, or Dad, struck with arthritis, children buy a mobile phone set; does not include batteries. Mum or Dad buy regular batteries, and after a few days, of course, the batteries are drained and wonít re-charge. ďThe darn thingís not working. Toss it!Ē

Sigh.


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