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AT&T Offers Wall, Car Chargers with Housings Made from 30 Percent PCR Plastic

September 10, 2012

AT&T Offers Wall, Car Chargers with Housings Made from 30 Percent PCR Plastic

By Anshu Shrivastava
TMCnet Contributor

AT&T (News - Alert) recently said its customers now have the option to purchase wall and car chargers with housings made from at least 30 percent post-consumer recycled (PCR (News - Alert)) plastic.

The PCR plastic is derived from post-consumer plastic waste. The company said that the new wall chargers have been developed with at least 30 percent PCR plastics. These chargers use minimal power when plugged in for optimal energy conservation.

Company officials said that if a customer were to leave the wall charger plugged in for a year without use, it would consume only the equivalent of a 100-watt light bulb left on for a day.

AT&T is a premier communications holding company. It is a provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high-speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services.

The new wall chargers come with increased amperage that allows 10-watts per port. Customers can rest assured that their device, whether a phone or tablet, will charge at full rate when it is plugged in to one of the USB ports.

The wall charger is also compatible with international electric outlets.

Highlights of Wall Power Charger include single and dual USB models, and two USB ports for rapid charging smartphones, tablets, mp3 players and other mobile devices.

Universal USB ports work with virtually any mobile device and cable. The plastic housing has been designed with at least 30 percent PCR plastic and durable and flame retardant materials.

The chargers are Energy Star 5 rated and exceed California's Energy Commission 2013 efficiency standards with a focus on reducing "Vampire Draw" while not in use.

AT&T, over the last year, has taken major strides in the field of sustainability, from introducing accessory packaging made from up to 30 percent plant-based materials, to creating a consumer-focused sustainability website – EcoSpace.  

The company has also launched a trade-in device recycling program to create an eco-rating system for all new AT&T-branded postpaid handset devices.

Recently in a study conducted by Frost & Sullivan (News - Alert), AT&T was ranked as the most popular private cloud networking provider.

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Edited by Braden Becker

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