Sprint Aims for 100 Percent E-Waste Recycling Rate

The cell phone service provider Sprint is aiming to recycle all of the e-waste produced by its operations by 2017. The goal is one of several outlined in the company’s new “Electronics Stewardship Policy.”

Sprint also is aiming to collect nine phones for reuse or recycling for every 10 that it sells by 2017. Last year, the firm collected 3.6 phones for every 10 that it sold, Sprint says.

“This electronics stewardship policy was developed to ensure Spring reduces the level of environmentally sensitive material in the electronics we design and purchase while managing electronic waste (e-waste) in a manner consistent with Spring’s overarching social and environmental goals,” the company said in the introductory remarks to its policy.


Sprint's Electronics Stewardship Policy (PDF)

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