65,000 tons of mobile phone e-waste are generated every year. The bad news is, only 1% of consumers choose to recycle their headsets when they upgrade. eRecyclingCorps is working with carriers to integrate the recycling process into the POS sale system at the retail store.
eRecyclingCorps plans on working with the carriers to offer customer trade-in incentives, and Sprint is the first carrier to offer this program. The POS integration will allow Sprint to instantly give the customer credit at the time of purchase. Sprint’s goal is to reach a 90% recycling rate by 2017. An enviable goal, particularly given the amount of waste that the company stands to stop from going into the environment.