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Published on December 28th, 2009 | by Zachary Shahan

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Atlanta Museum Offers Free IMAX Ticket for Recycling Your Cell Phone

Not only do millions of cell phones end up in landfills each year, but those old phones contain a number of toxins, like arsenic and lead, which need to be disposed of properly to avoid contaminating the environment.

With Christmas and Hanukkah come and gone, tons of folks are playing with brand new cell phones and wondering what in the world to do with their old ones. If you’re in the Atlanta area, you can dispose of your old phone responsibly and check out a fantastic IMAX documnentary for free in return!

From January 15-24, Atlantans can hit up the Fernbank Museum and trade their old phones for a free ticket to the documentary Wild Ocean and a free, reusable shopping bag! The film is showing daily at Fernbank Museum of Natural History from January 1-March 11. IMAX® tickets are $13 for adults, but you can recycled your old cell phone and get in free between January 15th and 24th!

Not in the Atlanta area? No sweat! There are still a bunch of green ways that you can dispose of that old cell phone!

The film “explores the relationship between man and the ocean ecosystem” by following the migration of whales, sharks, dolphins, seals, gannets and billions of fish. Check out the trailer:

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If you’re looking to catch the documentary, you can find a theater using the search tool at Big Movie Zone.

Image Credit: Cell Phones. Creative Commons photo by Dave Patten

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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.



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    Great idea. Several stores like Office Depot also take used cell phones (though they don’t give out movie tickets!). Not only do cell phones contain toxic materials, they also contain valuable rare metals, like gold, and it doesn’t make sense for them to ever end up in landfills.

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