31 May '11, 9am

Sprint Establishes First-in-Industry Product Stewardship Policy: By Leon Kaye | May 31st, 2011 0 Comments They s...

Sprint Establishes First-in-Industry Product Stewardship Policy: By Leon Kaye | May 31st, 2011 0 Comments They s...

So confronting consumers’ habits is a challenging one to change. More can be done, however; improved design that allows recyclers to break down phones more easily; standard chargers ensuring that consumers are not stuck with a box of black electronic spaghetti in their closet or the trash; and improved customer education and incentives so that unwanted phones do not end up in the garbage or taken apart in a grisly sweatshop. Critiques aside, Sprint is making a difference. Now if only the big cell phone companies would back off the mandatory two-year contracts, which frustrate consumers while doing little to stop the revolving door of new cell phone purchases and e-waste.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/05/sprint-establishes-fi...

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