Going Green, Staying Green

The month of April is known for several meaningful celebrations. I’d like to talk about one of those celebrations because it’s a special April recognition that’s close to my heart: Earth Day.

Here at Consumer Cellular we don’t just celebrate Earth once a year on April 22nd. We honor it daily, by defining and taking measures to reduce our carbon footprint.

So, how do we do it?  We strive to be a green company across the board. For example, we retooled our shipping and manufacturing processes to make them more eco-friendly and I’m pleased to report outstanding results. We recycle 95% of our shipping by-products and ship multiple phones in one box, thus reducing the number of boxes sent.


We reduced plastic waste by implementing an EcoSim card, which is half the size of a standard SIM card. In addition, we worked closely with the USPS to create a custom shipping box that doesn’t use plastic trays and is compact enough to minimize fuel costs in shipping.

We also made green-friendly changes in our buildings, such as implementing a lighting system that automatically turns off lights when not needed. And we added more energy efficient lighting, even in our warehouses.

We upgraded our computer servers to be more efficient and use less power. At our desks, we use eco-friendly computers, which consume far less power, and are 90% recyclable.

We’ve dramatically reduced our paper consumption by redesigning our billing statements to use fewer pages and made billing details available online. Plus, we deliver invoices to many of our customer

We’ve already recycled over 33,000 phones. And we have a great onsite recycling program, which we manage ourselves instead of relying on a waste management company.s via email.

I could go on and probably will at some later date, thanks to the diligent efforts of our Green Team. This team of employees meets regularly to review our eco-friendly programs and to suggest new programs or processes.

In thinking of how best to treat our planet, I’m reminded of an old TV commercial slogan from the 1970s: “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature.” It’s also not nice to harm her.

Want to do your part? Log in to your account and simply change your billing preference to Email Billing today. Thank you you for helping us stay Green.

4 Thoughts on "Going Green, Staying Green"

  1. rosemary gardner says

    How do I remove gmail?? I use Hotmail.com

    reply to rosemary

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      Thank you for asking, Rosemary. I took a look at your account, and I see that you are using a Doro 824. Since this is an Android device, you will need to have a gmail address in order to use the Play Store. If you use your Hotmail address as your primary email inbox, you can add this to your phone by using the Email app, which you can find by selecting the Applications button on your home screen. Your Doro 824 has a handy tutorial, which will walk you through the setup. You can also view our How-To video here and follow along. If you run into any issues, or if we can help walk you through it, please give us a call at 888-345-5509. We appreciate you posting!

      reply to Ashley

  2. rosemary gardner says

    How do I know if I am using wi-fi??

    reply to rosemary

    • Ashley at Consumer Cellular says

      That’s a great question, Rosemary. The best way to confirm that you are using Wi-Fi with your Doro 824 is to check the top of your homescreen for the Wi-Fi icon. It will be located next to the bars showing your cellular signal. If this is showing, you should be connected to a Wi-Fi network. You can check out our How-To video here that will walk you through managing Wi-Fi with your smartphone. And as always, we’re happy to answer any questions you may have at 888-345-5509. Thank you for posting your question, and we hope you are enjoying your new Doro 824!

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