Progress Toward Goal
All OEm’s have agreed to conflict zone mining efforts.
Also in 2010, we estimated that we reduced packaging by about 200 tons. Suppliers also switched from petroleum-based ink to a vegetable-based ink and from PVC plastic to PET, which is more recyclable. Also began moving toward having all paperboard in packaging come from 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper. This effort will continue in 2011.
In cooperation with device original equipment manufacturer (OEM) suppliers, the following goals apply to new handset models in the AT&T mobility portfolio:
By the end of year 2010, avoid virgin materials mined in conflict zones in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
In cooperation with device OEm suppliers, the following goals apply to new handset models in the AT&T mobility portfolio:
By the end of year 2011:
Reduce packaging, use non-petroleum-based inks and use recycled materials in documentation
Have a majority comply with the GSmA Universal Charging Solution
Attain 75 percent that meet a recyclability rate of at least 65 percent
Comply with the EU Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) standard for reduction of hazardous substances
Create uniform/standardized handset boxes that reduce current box size by 20 percent across the majority of handset portfolio
Develop/design a free “eco awareness” device application to create customer awareness of sustainability.
NEW: Commission a study to determine viability of off grid charging solutions for devices.