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Sprint announces new environmental initiatives and the debut of eco-friendly Samsung Reclaim ™

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Available for less than $50, Samsung Reclaim is the most full-featured eco-friendly phone in the U.S; Purchases of Samsung Reclaim benefit The Nature Conservancy's Adopt an Acre program.

Sprint retail stores to feature green products and services section; Sustainable design blueprint announced for future Sprint-owned store builds and refurbishments.


News Highlights:

Eco-Friendly Mobile Phone:     Available on Aug. 16, Sprint and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), today announced Samsung Reclaim™ as the first phone in the U.S. constructed from eco-centric bio-plastic materials, made from 80 percent recyclable materials.


The Nature Conservancy Partnership: With each purchase of the Samsung Reclaim from Sprint, $2 of the proceeds will benefit the Nature Conservancy's Adopt an Acre program, which supports land conservation across the United States and protects some of the world's most beautiful and important natural habitats.

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Sprint’s new environmental initiatives:

  • Sprint is the first U.S. wireless carrier to establish a set of environmental design criteria for future devices and accessories.
  • Sprint is implementing a series of new environmentally-responsible retail initiatives including adding a dedicated display area in stores that highlights Sprint’s commitment to eco-friendly products and accessories.
  • Sprint is committing to reduce paper usage by 30 percent during the next five years.


Photos and Multimedia:

SamsungReclaimBlue closed.JPG  SamsungReclaimGreen open.JPG

Nature Conservancy's Adopt an Acre program

Click the Play Video link in the right sidebar of the following page -  Sprint and Wireless Recycling Video

Quotes:

Dan Hesse, Sprint CEO:

Sprint is widely recognized as a leader among telecommunications companies in environmentally-responsible initiatives, and today we are proud to announce an even stronger commitment to sustainability with new eco-friendly products and programs.”

Samsung Reclaim enables customers to go green while getting the latest in wireless technology. When customers walk into a Sprint retail store, they will be greeted by the information they need to make earth-friendly wireless choices, coupled with Ready Now to learn about the rich functionality of this device.

Mark Tercek, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy:

This generous donation from Sprint will help us protect and restore some of America’s most beautiful and ecologically-important landscapes for future generations to enjoy.

We applaud Sprint’s sustainability efforts, as innovation and new technology are crucial to the future of conservation.

Omar Khan, senior vice president of strategy and product management for Samsung Mobile:

Samsung Reclaim is more than just an eco-friendly device, it’s also a powerful and stylish phone that’s easy-to-use.

When you combine the Reclaim’s impressive feature set with its bio-plastic hardware and eco-friendly packaging, you’re using a phone that is good for you and the environment.

Related Links:

•   Go Green With Sprint
•    Follow us on Twitter at @sprintgreennews - http://twitter.com/sprintgreennews
•   Sprint Sustainability Fact sheet
•   The Nature Conservancy Fact sheet
•   Samsung Reclaim Fact sheet
•   BSR Statement on Sprint Sustainability Initiatives

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