How We Help Others

Fun Facts

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), recycling one million cell phones saves enough energy to power more than 185 U.S. households with electricity for a year.

How We Are Helping Others

Businesses around the world are implementing wireless technology, which saves them billions of dollars and reduces their environmental footprint. By wirelessly submitting work orders, customer forms and credit card payments, millions are saved each year on paper and fuel costs. Through real-time management of fleets (such as delivery vehicles, sanitation trucks, school buses or farm equipment), dispatchers are able to wirelessly monitor and route the fleets, thereby saving millions of gallons of fuel and cutting thousands of tons of CO2 emissions every year.

Wireless is also providing businesses with the opportunity to establish “flex” plans for their employees so they can work offsite, which is proving to be a time- and cost-efficient substitute. Smart grid pilot projects are examining the value of wireless solutions in a more efficient distribution and monitoring of energy in the U.S.

In this section, CTIA-The Wireless Association® provides an overview on how wireless technology improves efficiency and productivity by implementing utility/water efficiencies and green operations.

We've also compiled our members' case studies on the innovative ways their technology and devices are helping other industries improve their eco-friendly practices and businesses.

To learn more about a CTIA member’s specific “go green” initiatives, please click here.