Sprint is really looking at doing its bit to save the environment. In its latest Green lineup there are products such as the Solio Mono solar-powered charger and two new cell-phone carrying cases. What’s eco-friendly about them, you ask? As the name suggests, the Solio charger lets users store power from the sun or electrical socket allowing customers to recharge their mobile phone anywhere, anytime. So not only are you saving the world, but getting a lot of utility value at the same time. The carrying cases, on the other hand, are made from 100 per cent recycled plastic water bottles.
To supplement the approach and accessories, Sprint has also launched a new green themed microsite (www.sprint.com/green). The web site features details on Sprint’s sustainability initiatives such as e-billing options and wireless recycling programs. There are tips such as using mobile GPS to calculate the quickest route to save gas, and even a quiz to check your green-quotient. Incidentally, Sprint is the industry leader when it comes to reuse and recycling of wireless devices. In a single year Sprint rescued more than 16 million phones from ending up in landfills. Instead, they were recycled or reused.