Sprint Exceeds Cell-Phone Recycling Goal

Sprint recycled 279,524 cell phones in April, surpassing the company’s goal of collecting 250,000 of the devices during the month. Sprint created the goal during the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Plug-In to eCycling National Cell Phone Recycling Week, which took place in early and mid-April.

“We thank Sprint customers and all cell phone users for helping us exceed our collection goal of 250,000 wireless devices in April,” said Ralph Reid, Sprint vice president of corporate social responsibility, in a press release. “This achievement illustrates how consumers can and will participate in eCycling efforts. Thanks to those who answered Sprint’s call to recycle, we are another step closer toward achieving our larger goal of reaching a 90 percent device collection rate by 2017.”

• Read "The E-Waste Patchwork," Waste Age's recent article on state e-waste recycling laws.

• For more information on the EPA's Plug-In To eCycling program, click here.