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Sprint Makes it Even Easier to be Green


LG Remarq™ will join the award winning Samsung Reclaim to give Sprint customers two choices when selecting environmentally friendly devices.

Available May 9

LG Remarq will be available in two color options: dark silver and turquoise in all Sprint retail channels including and 1-800-Sprint1 for FREE with a new two-year service agreement and after a $19.99 instant rebate and $50 mail-in rebate (excludes taxes and surcharges).

Pre-registration and more information

Customers can pre-register for LG Remarq or learn more about both phones at

LG Lotus Elite facts

LG Remarq is a chic, messaging whiz with a full-sliding QWERTY keyboard featuring a 1.3 megapixel camera, MP3 player with microSD card slot (supports up to 16GB), Stereo Bluetooth® wireless technology and instant messaging. Customers can stay connected to their friends and post their latest pics with easy access to Facebook® and Photobucket®.

Eco-Friendly engineering

The outer casing is made from 19 percent post-consumer recycled plastic and the handset as a whole is

87 percent recyclable. The device meets strict RoHS standards for restriction of hazardous materials such as lead, mercury and cadmium.

Low levels of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and brominated flame retardants (BFR): two materials commonly

targeted on green electronics guidelines.

The packaging is fully recyclable packaging featuring a brown craft paper exterior and made from 87 percent post consumer material (PCM). The phone tray inside the box is made from 100 percent PCM. The images and text on the box, as well as all in-box materials are printed with soy ink.

Powered by an Energy Star qualified charger which meets the energy efficiency standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Preloaded Eco Calculator app calculates C02 reduction savings by walking or cycling as opposed to driving an automobile. The reduction is calculated in pounds of C02 or trees planted.

Sprint’s  Green Leadership

Sprint is the recognized wireless industry leader in delivering to consumers and business eco-friendly devices and recycling programs. Sprint ranked highest among all U.S. telecom companies and #15 overall on Newsweek’s Green Rankings, with a series of new environmental initiatives and green innovations. Sprint also scored highest among U.S. based wireless companies on the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) 2009 Global 500 Report on carbon disclosure.

Recently, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse announced that Sprint would be the first U.S. wireless carrier to establish a set of green design criteria for all future consumer devices that run on the Sprint network. The green design criteria and specifications support Sprint’s product development vision, which is to provide devices and accessories for our customers that are:

Free of environmentally sensitive materials

Highly energy-efficient or even self-charging

Made of sustainable materials

Manufactured and packaged sustainability

Interoperable, using a micro-USB interface, and

Fully and easily recyclable

As an industry leader in the reuse and recycling of wireless devices, Sprint has an aggressive, industry-first goal of reaching a 90 percent phone collection rate for reuse/recycling compared with annual wireless device sales by 2017. Sprint’s recently expanded Buyback program gives a financial incentive for current and new Sprint subscribers to trade in any eligible cell phone, regardless of manufacturer or carrier. Customers buying the LG Remarq receive a Sprint recycling envelope in every box, making it simple for them to recycle their old device and accessories responsibly.

Designed to boost U.S. wireless recycling rates, Sprint’s Buyback program now offers an instant account credit to current and new Sprint subscribers who turn in up to three eligible wireless devices, per active line of service. Currently, more than 900 wireless devices are eligible for an instant account credit from Sprint. Device credits range in value from approximately $5 to more than $300, depending on the make and model of the device being turned in. To learn more about wireless recycling visit the Sprint wireless recycling Web site.

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