09 Jan '12, 7pm

Sprint to Require Green Certification for All Cell Phones

Sprint to Require Green Certification for All Cell Phones

Sprint will now require that all phones go through a certification process to meet stringent environmental standards set by the company and UL Environment . The pair, along with cell phone manufacturers and other industry players, began developing the first environmental standard for wireless handsets last year. The 30 to 40 models Sprint sells each year may not achieve certification out of the gate, but their makers must now go through the process. "Our hope, based on our own self-assessments, is that (compliance) could be as high as 50 to 60 percent in the first pass," said Amy Hargroves, Sprint's corporate social responsibility manager, adding that the proportion of handsets achieving certification could hit 70 percent by the end of next year. The ULE certification, UL-ISR 110, will account for 50 percent of Sprint's quarterly environmental scorecard evaluation and cove...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/01/09/sprint-require-gr...

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