Xperia SP joins O2 charger-less scheme
As part of their ongoing environmental change initiative, O2 are offering the Xperia SP without a charger in the box.
The Xperia SP users a microUSB charger and O2 research found there are 70 million of these chargers lying unused in households. This research led to the charger-less scheme, which initially rolled out with the HTC One X+ last year.
Ronan Dunne, CEO of O2, said:
“As an industry, we have a duty to our customers to behave in a way that is environmentally responsible, making our business leaders in sustainability.
Taking chargers out of the box is a small change that has a huge environmental benefit – cutting down not just on waste, but also the environmental costs of transport, storage and component manufacture.
Sony backing our campaign is a major step towards making chargers out of the box the norm in the UK and I very much hope that we will see others joining us over the course of this year.
For phones sold without a charger, O2 allows you to buy one for just £2.60, which they claim is at cost price and without profit.