Long Live Earth
We know that the future of our business, our families, and our customers depends on the health of the planet. We work hard to minimize the the environmental impacts of our operations and products throughout their lifecycle.
How to Recycle Motorola Products
Motorola Mobility operates “take back” programs on our own and in partnership with carriers, customers, retailers and recyclers. We depend on the end user to participate in our recycling programs. Find out how you can recycle in your location.
Our Commitment to Recycling
With our emphasis on life cycle assessment, we build recycling and reuse into everything we make. In addition, we participate in the CTIA (international association for the wireless telecommunications industry) Green Working group, and require our recycling suppliers to abide by our Supplier Code of Conduct.
If you are a recycling organization, we’d like to tell you more about Motorola's recycling efforts and our treatment of products through documentation from the the European Union's Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive.
Our Commitment to Cleaner Operations
Our operations and products create an environmental footprint. Designing, using and disposing of electronic communication devices consume energy, generating carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, which in turn contribute to climate change. These activities also use resources, such as water and minerals, and create polluting emissions and waste.
Energy and Climate
At Motorola Mobility we are working hard to shrink our energy use and carbon footprint. We approach this challenge by focusing on efficiency and on sourcing energy from clean renewable sources such as wind power. By doing so, we can improve efficiency, cut costs, and honor our corporate responsibility commitments.
Recognizing that our buildings offer significant opportunities to reduce our environmental impact, Motorola Mobility’s EHS department, in conjunction with Real Estate and Workplace Services (REWS), is implementing a Green Building strategy across our operations worldwide.
We identify ways to make every product greener following these design principles:
- Use environmentally preferred material
- Increase the amount of recycled materials used
- Improve energy-efficiency
- Reduce packaging
- Increase the recyclability of our products
We are working to reduce the amount of potentially hazardous substances in our products and to find environmentally sound alternatives, while maintaining performance and quality. We have a continuing program to research and monitor independent scientific reviews of the environmental and health impacts of materials. The result is a growing list of product restrictions and environmentally sound alternatives.
Motorola Mobility’s Global Packaging team works hand in hand with our carrier partners to reduce the weight and volume of our retail packaging while expanding the use of recycled materials. Wherever possible, we design and engineer our product packaging with “minimizing environmental impact” as an integral part of our design brief. Motorola Mobility supports the CTIA Green Packaging guidelines.
Examples of current packaging initiatives include:
- Use of FSC® certified paper
- Use of water-based adhesives
- Use of 100 percent recycled content pulp packaging parts, replacing plastic parts
- Use of soy/vegetable based inks as well as zero VOC UV inks
- Program-to-program reduction initiatives
- Increasing packaging density per pallet