Posts Tagged ‘Environment’
Owning a wireless device is only one part of that product’s lifecycle, it is our belief that recycling your well-used smartphone or tablet is just as important. Many consumers know that their wireless devices are capable of being recycled, but are unsure of what steps to take so that their phones, tablets and accessories are [...]
Last night, The Wireless Foundation marked the 20th Annual VITA Achievement Awards Dinner by recognizing individuals and organizations creating a positive impact in their communities with wireless technology. The evening’s award winners were: Leadership Honoree: FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler From 1992 to 2004, Chairman Wheeler served as President and CEO of CTIA-The Wireless Association. During [...]
Pollution and air quality poses a real threat to many people, especially in large urban areas. To help consumers make their personal environment healthier, Philips air purifier monitors air quality both indoors and outdoors and purifies the air in the home from this connected device.
In an effort to better manage water quality and flow as well as sewage disposal for millions of homes and businesses, the Boston Metropolitan Water Resources Authority has retrofitted hundreds of their underground meters with wireless chips to collect instantaneous data. This information helps the Boston Water Authority workers identify leaks and other problems in [...]
For more than 300 years catching fish, oysters and the famous Chesapeake Blue Crab has been a major economic driver for many Maryland residents. By using wireless interpretive buoys, vital data and information, such as speed and direction of the currents, are being transmitted to the watermen and charter captains improving their chances of a [...]
CTIA’s Vice President of External and State Affairs Jamie Hastings talks about its Green Working Group, which establishes the wireless industry’s sustainability initiatives. Besides the postpaid, or contract, handset packaging, the Green Working Group is committed to continued consumer education. As CTIA and its member companies have noted, everyone, including consumers, play an important role [...]
Green Power Management Solutions’ Mike Lee discusses the Remote Monitoring and Communication Platform, which utilizes both solar panels and a wind generator to power wireless telecommunications. Deployed during emergency situations, these wireless telecommunications units use sustainable energy to keep relief workers and affected citizens connected.
CTIA’s Green Working Group created a set of industry benchmarks, including an initiative to make postpaid, or contract, handset packaging more sustainable. This means the participating wireless companies will eliminate plastics and trays from postpaid wireless device packaging, label all packaging with internationally recognized symbols to facilitate recycling and use less volatile organic compounds. For [...]