Minnesota Zoo Offers Free Admission With Recycled Cell Phone
Promotion runs March 1 – 17
Apple Valley, MINN – February 28, 2013 – Interested in spending a day at the Minnesota
Zoo for free? Recycle your old cell phone at the Zoo during its “Recycle for Rainforests”
promotion, March 1-17, and receive free admission! The Zoo is the perfect place to
enjoy a lush Tropics Trail, native Minnesota wildlife, tropical fish and sharks, brown bears,
tigers, and so much more.
Cell Phone Recycling Benefits Conservation
The Minnesota Zoo, in partnership with Mendota Heights-based MPC, recycles cell
phones as part of its “Recycle for Rainforests” program (mnzoo.org/cell). This program protects our environment by keeping hazardous e-waste out of landfills, reduces
demand for minerals found in cell phones that are sometimes mined illegally and destructively in African rainforests, and raises funds for conservation. Since 2010, cell phone recycling through “Recycle for Rainforests” has generated over $18,000 in
support of gorilla and chimpanzee conservation in central African rainforests.
Cell phones can be recycled through the Minnesota Zoo’s Recycle for Rainforests program any time of the year (find out how: mnzoo.org/cell). But free admission is available only during this short time (March 1 -17), so rummage through your drawers
and find those old cell phones!
During the promotion, phones will be accepted between 9 a.m.–4 p.m. One admission
per cell phone donation, valid for either child, senior or adult admission. Free admission applies only on the day of your cell phone donation. Not valid with other promotions.
The Minnesota Zoo is located in Apple Valley, just minutes south of Mall of America. For more information, call 952.431.9500 or visit mnzoo.org. The Minnesota Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and an institutional member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).