Sprint champions green mobile phone ‘standard’

January 11, 2011 No Comments

Wireless carrier Sprint, which has pioneered the concept of offering ‘greener-than-thou’ mobile phone models to its customers, is working on what it is being billed as an international sustainability standard for mobile devices.

The standard is being spearhead by UL Environment, which a subsidiary of Underwriter’s Laboratories that is focused on certifying technologies and products for environmental and energy efficiency factors. It, in part, builds on the Eco-Criteria that Sprint created for its own products. The criteria, for example, led to Sprint mobile technology manufacturers offering a recycling bag with their products and it is partially behind the broader push for universal mobile phone chargers and adapters. Sprint approached UL Environment last year to act as a certification body, and the collaboration leading to the potential new standard was born.

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