Human made machinery has effected our climate very badly. Our Earth is getting much warmer and cooler at different sections. Every new device has some impact on the environment. Smartphones are very common and there are hardly phone-less people. As they are of a pocket size with simple electronic equipment so people feel smartphones are non-perilous for nature. However, smartphones are not that fine in reality. AT&T is going to launch a new program for analyzing the impact of smartphones on environment, its called “How green is your smartphone?”.
The AT&T’s Eco-Rating program will be launched this year. Its a joint production of Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) and AT&T. The rating of the smartphones will let us know about the impact on nature by our smartphones. The rating will be noted on AT&T device packaging.
Senior vice president, devices, of AT&T Mobility Jeff Bradley said, “The labeling system will be pretty straightforward.”
The Eco-Rating program will judge smartphones using four different rating categories:
- Energy Efficiency
- Environmentally Preferred Materials
- Responsible end-of-life Treatment
- Environmentally Responsible manufacturing