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Sprint Sets 100% E-Waste Recycling Goal

Cell phone service giant outlines plan to recover 100% of it’s e-waste by 2017.

Sprint is getting serious about e-waste recycling.  The cell phone service provider has set a goal to recapture 100% 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, implemented in June of this year.

In 2010, Sprint collected 3.6 phones for every 10 that it sold.  One aspect of the new policy is for the company to collect nine phones for every one that is sold.

“This electronics stewardship policy was developed to ensure Sprint 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 Sprint’s overarching social and environmental goals,” the company said via press release.

About Sebrina Zerkus Smith

Professional writer, foodie. Lupus survivor. Loves pugs, wine, days at the beach and good movies. Takes recycling seriously, but not much else. Sebrina Zerkus Smith is a Southern Gal that has been scratching the writer’s itch for nearly 30 years. Her career began in Washington, D.C., in 1987, fresh out of collage and full of ideals. While plying her trade by day on congressional reps and senators, at night she burned the candle writing features for local newspapers and national magazines. She quickly realized that her southern upbringing gave her a unique and humorous voice that resonated with her readers. Eventually, she moved to Los Angeles where she pursued her dream of becoming a novelist and screenwriter. She paid her bills by working as a freelance writer for major marketing projects from studios such as CBS, NBC and Disney. Realizing that the future of writing lay with the internet, she was bitten by the blogging bug back in the 90’s, back before it was even called “blogging.” Then it was still just writing and trying to make a living. Through those early blogging years, Sebrina found passion and purpose. Over the past 10 years she has written articles for clients such as LightCues.com, MatterMore.com, Greenopolis, MacAddict, Yahoo, CNN and more. Today, Sebrina writes about a variety of topics including the Southern Experience, sustainability, clean water, food, gardening, sleep and her obsession with pugs. She is a regular paid contributor to WildOats.com as well as other entities. She now lives in Houston with her husband Jeff and their pug Newton. She hopes one day to complete her opus, Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed.

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