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Sprint to Use Paper Made From Wheat Straw Waste

Sprint will test a new kind of paper made from 80 percent wheat-straw waste for its customer mailings as a sustainable paper alternative. The company says its the first to use wheat-straw paper for mailed customer correspondence in the US. The wheat-straw based paper will come from Prairie Paper Co., … Read more »

Climate Leadership Awards

UPS, Bank of America, SC Johnson Among Climate Award Winners

Sixteen organizations including UPS, Bank of America, SC Johnson and Sprint have received EPA awards for their response to climate change and leadership in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The EPA’s Center for Corporate Climate Leadership, in partnership with the Association of Climate Change Officers, the Center for Climate and Energy … Read more »

Best Buy, Dell, Among EPA’s Electronics Recycling Challenge Leaders

Best Buy, Dell, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Sprint and Staples are among the electronics manufacturers and retailers recognized by the EPA for their achievements in used electronics stewardship under the Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge. The companies’ environmental achievements include diverting more than 220,000 metric tons of used … Read more »

Cell Phone Recycling Revenue to Increase

Revenue for the cell phone recycling industry is estimated to increase until 2019, according to a recently updated report from IBISWorld. The industry is being fueled by growing cell phone ownership, the emergence of smartphone technologies and rapid rates of mobile phone replacement rates. According to the EPA, between 130 … Read more »

Sprint AirCarbon iPhone Case

Sprint iPhone Cases Made from Carbon-Negative Material

Sprint will be one of the first companies to use AirCarbon, a carbon-negative material made from greenhouse gas instead of petroleum, to create plastic products. The material will be used in black and pink cell phone cases, available later this month, for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. Sprint says … Read more »

Climate Leadership Awards Given

Fifteen organizations and two individuals were recognized as the 2014 winners of Climate Leadership Awards. The awards are given by the EPA’s Center for Corporate Climate Leadership, in collaboration with the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), the Association of Climate Change Officers and The Climate Registry. Awardees came … Read more »

NASCAR, Sprint Join Workplace Charging Challenge

NASCAR and Sprint will participate in the Department’s Workplace Charging Challenge, an effort to increase the number of US employers offering workplace charging by tenfold, the Energy Department announced. The announcement was made at the NASCAR Plaza in Charlotte, N.C. The Challenge also supports the broader efforts of the Department’s EV … Read more »

PG&E, Xerox on Natural Capital Leaders Index

PG&E, Xerox on Natural Capital Leaders Index

Carnival,  Kimberly-Clark, Intel, PG&E and Xerox are among 34 companies named to the Natural Capital Leaders Index, which recognizes companies that have grown their revenue between 2008 and 2012 while reducing their environmental impacts during that same period. The index also includes a separate list of efficiency leaders — companies … Read more »

Sprint ‘Most Eco-Focused’ Wireless Carrier

Sprint is the most “eco-focused wireless carrier” according to Compass Intelligence, which presented Sprint with the award at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. Kate Pearce, strategist and senior consultant at Compass Intelligence, says “Sprint continues to drive the wireless industry to be more green” by … Read more »

UL Ecologo

UL Sets Sustainability Requirements for Tablets, Wireless Hot Spots

UL Environment has released new sets of sustainability requirements for tablets and wireless hot spots. Both sets of requirements are based on its UL 110 standard, which was UL’s first collaborative effort to develop a sustainability standard for mobile phones. Now, UL 2841 for Slate Style Tablets and UL 2853 … Read more »

iPhone

Apple Launches In-Store iPhone Recycling Program

Apple has launched an in-store iPhone recycling program, ABC News reports. Through the new iPhone Reuse and Recycling Program, customers can bring an iPhone into an Apple store and trade it for store credit. Sources tell ABC News that the trade-in phone must be a working iPhone to receive store … Read more »

Sprint cell phone recycling

Sprint Sets World Record for Cell Phone Recycling

Sprint has broken the world record for the number of cellular phones recycled in one week — 103,582 cell phones, more than double the previous record — as certified by Guinness World Records. The audited count took place the week of Earth Day and did not feature any special promotions. … Read more »