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Sprint pushes the envelope on paper waste: Frustrated by slow uptake of digital billing, the telecom giant has j...

Sprint pushes the envelope on paper waste: Frustrated by slow uptake of digital billing, the telecom giant has j...

Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S ), like many large companies, has struggled to convince its customers of the merits of paperless billing, but it found it's an uphill battle: Only 30 percent opt for digital bills. Rather than try new ways to push the same solution, the telecommunications giant is finding creative ways to achieve its sustainability goals and continue improving its bottom line. The company is pushing the envelope in eco-friendly design -- literally. Sprint recently launched a new two-in-one reusable envelope to invoice its customers that could save the company nearly half a million dollars a year. The envelope redesign -- conceived and launched in nine months, a speed that company reps call record time -- is part of Sprint's paper reduction strategy , which aims to cut down the company's paper purchase and usage. Keanon Swan, manager of vendor management and postal st...

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