After collaborating with Samsung on its new eco-friendly mobile phone Samsung Reclaim which debuted in the US last August, Sprint now redesigned its wireless accessory packaging line with environment-friendly alternatives.
Beginning this month, Sprint is selling in their retail stores various accessories packaged with recyclable polyethylene terapthalate or PET instead of polyvinyl chloride or PVC. They will also be 20-40% smaller than previous packaging to reduce waste.
The packaging will also use soy and vegetable-based inks while the paperboard used in the packaging will be certified under the Forest Stewardship Council. Less resin will also be used in shipping the accessories, according to Sprint.
The company recently established its own green design criteria for future devices and accessories, and has committed to reduce paper usage by 30% during the next five years.