Sprint to Begin Shipping Accessories in Greener Packaging
Sprint has recently been named the 15th most green telecom company, and wants to get ranked higher in the future. Already the company has named several measures to become more environmentally-friendly; one such measure the company announced today is redesigning the packaging for its accessories to help save waste and money.
Beginning this month, Sprint will ship out these packages to all retail and online stores. The packages have become about 20 to 40 percent smaller, which will save 647 tons of waste each year; it will also help Sprint save 35% on packaging and shipping costs, to the tune of around $2.1 annually.
I do find it interesting that not only are these measures more eco-friendly, they will end up saving the company a load of money in the end as well. This is something every single telecom should be considering, if they aren’t already.
The new packaging will be available for several products, including:
- Samsung Instinct HD Protective Carry Wallet
- Blackberry Tour Holster
- Motorola i856 Holster
- Jabra C150 Behind The Ear Wired Headset
- HTC Hero Silicone Gels
- Samsung Reclaim Clear Ice Phone Cover
- Samsung Instinct HD Gels
- Samsung Intrepid i350 Silicone Gels
- Micro-USB Vehicle Power Charger
- Palm Micro – USB VPA
- Mini USB VPA – Rim 7250/7520/7100i/Ppc6700
- Samsung VPA – M300.M510
Sprint’s press release goes into a lot more detail about every little change that will make these packages environmentally friendly. Check it out here.
CORRECTION: I had written that Sprint was the 15th greenest telecom company, but I discovered that they were actually named the 15th greenest company in America by Newsweek. Here is the article.