AT&T Adds Battery Charger Partially Made From Recycled Water Bottles to Product Line-Up
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
First of Electronic Devices Sold by AT&T to Automatically Power Off When Fully Charged
- 25 percent of the plastic in the external housing of the Motorola P793 Back-Up Battery Charger is made from recycled post-consumer water-cooler bottles.
- The Back-up Battery Charger shuts itself off automatically once fully charged, reducing wasted energy.
- The Back-up Battery Charger is a portable back-up power accessory that is compatible with all USB devices by major manufacturers.
- In 2010, AT&T* launched the ZERO Charger which switches itself off to save energy.
Product Specifications In an ongoing effort to introduce more sustainable devices and accessories, AT&T is proud to introduce the Motorola P793 Back-Up Battery Charger, a portable back-up battery charger from Motorola that provides extra power to customers on the go. The Back-up Battery Charger is compatible with all USB devices by major manufacturers and is the first Motorola Mobility power product or accessory built using 25 percent post-consumer recycled content plastic. Dual ports allow users to rapidly charge two electronic devices at the same time. Small and lightweight, the device shuts off automatically once fully charged and can provide up to five hours of additional talk time. Statistics for the Motorola P793 Back-Up Battery Charger device include:
- 25 percent of the plastic in the external housing is made from recycled water-cooler bottles.
- Free of brominated flame retardants, polyvinyl chloride and phthalates.
- First product certified CarbonFree® by CarbonFund.org that is being sold by AT&T. Sufficient carbon offsets were purchased to offset the carbon emissions demonstrated by a lifecycle analysis to be required for the manufacturing, transport, use and end-of-life phases of the device.
AT&T’s Environmental Sustainability Initiatives
- Recently, AT&T announced plans to introduce new plastic in AT&T-branded accessory packaging, which is comprised of up to 30 percent plant-based materials sourced from ethanol harvested from natural sugarcane.
- Also in 2010, AT&T introduced the ZERO Charger which automatically senses when a mobile device is not plugged in to the charger and cuts the power supply from the wall socket.
- AT&T also launched the Samsung Evergreen in 2010, a quick messaging device constructed with 70 percent recycled post-consumer plastics, which recently earned Platinum Certification from UL Environment — a leading global science company for meeting UL Environment’s high Sustainable Product Certification standard.
- AT&T collected more than 3.7 million cell phones for reuse and recycling and more than 1.8 million pounds of cell phone batteries and accessories in 2010. AT&T offers customers simple, convenient ways to donate old cell phones and accessories: drop-off bins in more than 2,000 company-owned retail stores; free, prepaid mailing envelopes available in the stores; and postage-paid mailing labels available via our web site at AT&T Reuse & Recycle
AT&T is committed to integrating sustainable business practices across its business and was included in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI) for the second year in a row and was added to Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 12th Annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List. Visit www.att.com/csr to learn more about sustainability at AT&T and to download the 2010 AT&T Sustainability Report. Quotes “We’re pleased to expand our portfolio of products with the Back-Up Battery Charger,” said Michael Woodward, vice president, Mobile Phone Portfolio, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “We’re passionate about providing quality options to customers as part of our ongoing commitment to sustainability.” *AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.