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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A new smartphone app is being called a one-stop shop for everything “green” in the St. Louis area.

The group St. Louis Green and AT&T teamed up to unveil a free smartphone app that acts as a guide to environmentally friendly businesses and other services in the St. Louis area.

After a year-and-a-half in the making, the St. Louis Green app made its debut on Monday.

Craig Jung, with St. Louis Green, helped gather all the information that went into the app, such as where the nearest recycling centers are located.

“One that we’re really excited about and I think we’ll have a lot of traffic on is locating the recycling centers and where to recycle,” Jung said. “It’s by item so you can go in there and you can map it and it tells you right where you need to go.”

The app can also be used to search for eco-friendly restaurants and other businesses.

“We’ll be able to add stuff as we move forward and we’re hopeful that we’ll be able to have the stuff for our holiday light drive on there and we recycle mattresses, hopefully we’ll have all the locations where you can drop your mattresses and that kind of stuff,” Jung says.

John Sondag, president of AT&T Missouri, says they’re also launching an effort to recycle up to 1,000 old cell phones during the month of July. Some of the phones will be donated to the Cell Phones for Soldiers program.

“That’s an AT&T designated charity that provides calling cards to our military members so they can call home to their families while they’re serving us overseas,” Sondag says about the Cell Phones for Soldiers program.

The app can be downloaded for free by entering the search term St. Louis Green.

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