Approximately 4.3 million cell phones were reused or recycled in 2014. Read more about the product life cycle >
Consider a future where connected cars produce more efficient traffic patterns on crowded city streets and connected buildings are smart enough to reduce their own energy use. To meet growing environmental challenges in our cities, our businesses and our communities, we are creating technology that turns potential into reality.
From water pipes that detect their own leaks to sensors that warn us when perishable cargo is in danger of spoiling, our connected future is here – changing and improving our lives. This technology helps us preserve natural resources and prevent waste, avoid traffic jams and get places more efficiently, and keep our homes healthier and safer. Technology builds smart cities, smart communities and smart businesses that help us care for our planet.
We’re creating technology that empowers all of us – our 120 million wireless customers, large and small companies, big cities, little towns and more – to accomplish incredible things. Together we can tackle today’s issues to build a better tomorrow.
Looking for better battery life and a device made with environmentally preferable materials? How about a device manufactured in a place with a human rights policy? It’s time to look to the stars.
Don’t just throw your device away! When you’re ready to upgrade to the latest and greatest, help your old device find a new life. Recycle with Buyback.
Discover more through our Product Life Cycle issue brief.
$84 million realized in annualized energy savings from 3,911 energy projects in 2014
10,628 alternative-fuel vehicles (AFV) deployed since 2009
We’re a large and growing company, so any change to our operations can have a big effect. That’s why we’re getting smarter about how we use energy, manage our carbon footprint, consume water, reduce waste and work with our suppliers. For example: from the Atlantic to the Pacific, you can find an AT&T alternative fuel vehicle in nearly every state of the union. But we can’t do it alone — we’re sharing what we learn through collaboration with groups such as Environmental Defense Fund so others can use and improve the tools we’ve developed.