Since 1999, less than 1% of mobile phones have been recycled. So think again before you trash your phone or stick it in your sock drawer and forget about it. There are lots of environmentally friendly ways to turn your phone into charity, not trash. Drop off old phones at a participating recycling location or ship them to Virgin Mobile free of charge. They’ll either restore your phone, passing it on to people who can’t afford to purchase them, or if the phone is totally out of commission, Virgin Mobile will recycle the parts in an environmentally correct way.