Don't Wait to Find Out How Green Your Smartphone Is

AT&T's new rating system will help consumers find more sustainable phones, but smartphone builders need to play along.

Smartphones are becoming ubiquitous in our progressively wired world—roughly one-third of American adults own them, according to the Pew Research Center—but there’s no way for consumers to judge the environmental impact of their phones, an especially large concern given how often people upgrade and turn millions of “returned phones” into trash.

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