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Verizon Devices with ECO Specs

At Verizon Wireless, we’re committed to responsible business practices including identifying key environmental information for our devices.

ECO Specs

Our ECO Specs Label allows you to shop with the environment in mind. You’ll spot key environmental information at a glance - from recycled material content to energy efficiency of the devices. Our label is not a rating system. It is an overview of the ingredients that define how the devices we sell measure up to our 5 key factors.

Our ECO Specs label will initially be available on a selection of cell phones. All cell phones, tablets, and accessories will have an ECO Specs label at a later date.

How We Evaluate the Devices We Sell

There are 5 Key Factors that determine a device’s eco-conscious design:

  1. The % of recycled content or FSC/SFI paper used in the packaging
  2. The % of recycled content in the Verizon Wireless Device
  3. Meets Verizon Wireless requirements for lack of industry-recognized hazardous toxins in the plastics and batteries
  4. Meets Verizon Wireless requirements for how efficiently the device uses energy
  5. Meets Verizon Wireless requirements for the recyclability of the device and its components

In addition to the 5 Key Factors on the label, we have partnered with Forum for the Future, to have all of our manufacturers complete a 94-question assessment to ensure that the devices we sell meet our environmental standards.

Sample ECO Specs label.

Samsung Intensity® III

ECO Specs

  1. Box:
    • Recycled Content57.8%
    • FSC/SFI Paper0%
  2. Device Plastics:
    • Recycled Content80%
  3. Toxins:
    • Battery - RoHS CompliantYes*
    • Device Plastics -  Yes*
  4. Energy Efficient: Yes*
  5. Recyclable Device: Yes*

*Meets Verizon Wireless requirements.

Verizon Wireless' Commitment to Sustainability


We live in the communities we serve, and we’re committed to do our part for a more sustainable environment—our device recycling and paperless programs are two additional examples of our commitment.

Recycle. Repurpose. Reward. Did you know that in the U.S., more than 130 million wireless devices are retired each year, but only 1 in 10 is recycled? We’re working to change that with our device recycling program. Learn just how rewarding recycling your device can be with the Verizon Device Recycling Program.

Go Paperless. Help save a tree. If you have not already, please choose to have your monthly statement e-mailed to you. Paperless statements help preserve our trees.

Learn more about Verizon Green and our other sustainability initiatives.