AT&T adds battery charger partially made from recycled water bottles


AT&T introduced the Motorola P793 Back-Up Battery Charger, a portable
back-up battery charger from Motorola.

The Back-up Battery Charger is compatible with all USB devices by major
manufacturers and is the first Motorola Mobility power product 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.

25 percent of the plastic in the external housing is made from recycled
water-cooler bottles.

It is free of brominated flame retardants, polyvinyl chloride and phthalates.

This is the first product certified CarbonFree by 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.
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.

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

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

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.

“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.

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