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.